Saint Francis Regis - Missionary (1748-1820).
Francis was the son of a merchant of Grenoble in France, he was the tenth of fifteen children. The family was deeply religious, and several of its members were already consecrated to God. He was ordained a priest in 1773. Saint Francis exposed his desire to be a foreign missionary to his superior, and was sent by him to China in 1791 and he died strangled while tied to a stake erected like a cross.
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