Friday, March 17, 2017

Servant of God Francis Xavier Ford: American Bishop Killed in Communist Prison



Did you know of this saint?

Pray for his holy intercession.

Name one of your sons after him.  

Hopefully Maryknoll will publish an edited version of his letters and mission reports.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Xavier_Ford

1 comment:

  1. He was not the only American bishop captured and severely tortured by the Communist Chinese. Remember the name Bishop Adolph Paschang, confrère of Bishop Ford, who was jailed and expelled by the Communists in 1952. They left him a broken man. Upon his release he could not walk and lost his ability to walk permanently soon after.

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