Today is the feast day of Blessed Ghebre-Michael, an Ethiopian priest (associated with St. Justin de Jacobis, C.M.) who was tortured and died for refusing to renounce Catholicism.
Please read and feel free to download and share this new presentation on Blessed Ghèbre-Michael of Ethiopia, whose feast day is coming up next week.
August 31 was the feast day of Blessed Ghebre-Michael. Learn the story of this fascinating Ethiopian priest in a visual slide presentation.
Ghebre-Michael was a disciple of Justin de Jacobis for many years, and eventually decided, with Justin’s consent, to become a Vincentian. A date was fixed for him to begin his internal seminary but when the fixed day arrived he was under arrest, and he died before he could carry out his intention. In a letter to the Superior General, Jean-Baptiste Etienne, Justin explained all this but said that he called Ghebre-Michael a Vincentian “because in his heart he already belonged to the Congregation”.