July 9: St. Francis Regis Clet, C.M.

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“In February of 1791, three missionaries were supposed to leave for China. They were Frs. Lamiot and Pesné, accompanied by another priest, but he was momentarily kept behind in the country. No one thought about Fr. Clet. But the time was approaching, and they had to do something since the ship could not wait beyond 15 March. Francis Regis insisted on replacing the absent priest and the Superior General agreed.”

– from “To the Extremes of Love” Francis Regis Clet (1748-1820): Priest of the Congregation of the Mission, Martyr in China by Jean-Yves Ducourneau C.M., Vincentiana Volume 45 Number 1 Article 7

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