Saint of the Day

June 5: Saints Dominic Toai and Dominic Huyen

The two men who are commemorated as saints today were both born in the nineteenth century in Dong Thanh, Vietnam, both married and had children, both worked as fishermen, and both were had the first name Dominic. One was named Dominic Toai, and the other was named Dominic Huyen.

They were also Catholic, and when the Emperor Tu Duc began persecuting Christians, they were arrested. They were also tortured to try to make them give up their faith. When they refused to give in, both men were martyred by being burned alive on this date in 1862.

Holy Martyrs, show me how to live and die for Christ.