- Andrew Trong Van Tram
Raised Catholic, but he kept quiet about it in public. Lifelong layman. Career soldier and officer. Worked to help the missionaries of the Paris Foreign Mission Society. In 1834 authorities discovered Andrew’s Catholicism; he was stripped of rank and imprisoned for the faith. He was given the opportunity to gain his freedom by renouncing Christianity; he declined. One of the Martyrs of Vietnam.
- beheaded on 28 November 1835 in An Hòa, Quang Nam, Vietnam
- his mother knelt beside the executioner’s block to catch his severed head as it fell
- “Saint Anrê Tran Van Trông“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2009. Web. 3 July 2015. <>