Blessed Francisco de Paula Victor

Blessed Francisco de Paula VictorMemorial


Born a slave and trained as a tailor. He early felt a call to the priesthood, but, being a slave, had to have special dispensation to enter seminary, and was shunned by fellow seminarians and the parishioners of his first assignment in the diocese of Campanha, Brazil; his parishioners even refused to accept Communion from his hands. He persevered in his vocation, always patient, always forgiving, always dedicated to the faith and the priesthood, and eventually won the people over to the point that there were protests when the diocese considered transferring him to another parish.





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  • “Blessed Francisco de Paula Victor“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 May 2017. Web. 27 February 2021. <>