New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Lawrence Mary Joseph Imbert


Martyr, Bishop of Korea, born Calais, 1797; died Korea, 1839. He entered the Foreign Mission Seminary at Paris, 1818, and was ordained a priest of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris, the following year. Selected for the Chinese mission, the Province Szechuan was the first scene of his apostolic labors. In 1836 he was consecrated Bishop of Korea, where he spent the remainder of his life with his two companions, Father Chastan and Father Maubant. These three devoted themselves entirely to the evangelization of the heathen until 1839, when they gave themselves up to the government, were cast into prison, and beheaded on 21 September of that year. Their bodies remained exposed for several days but were finally buried on Mountain Noku. Beatification, 1857. Feast, Jesuit calendar, 10 June.

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