Saint Pierre-François Néron

Saint Pierre-François NéronMemorial

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Fith of nine children. Studied in seminaries in Nozeroy and Vaux-sur-Poligny, France. Member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society. Ordained in 1848. Missionary to Vietnam. Director of the Society‘s seminary. Taught philosophy and translated textbooks for his students. Noted for having a deep spiritual life in the midst of endless work. In the persecutions of emperor Tu-Duc he had to go on the road, hiding from imperial antiChristian forces, but was eventually betrayed to the authorities, imprisoned in a cage for three months, starved for three weeks, tortured and martyred.

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  • “Saint Pierre-François Néron“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2015. Web. 5 December 2016. <>