When I ask this of fairly educated people, they often guess the 16th century, with St. Francis Xavier. Where was Jesus born? The Gospel was first preached in Asia. The angels sang Gloria in Asia, to an Asian couple with an Asian baby. The Apostles were all Asian.
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An Asian Saint a Day - Held By His Pierced Hands
Or search for your favorite saint here! One of the greatest treasures of the Catholic Church is the holiness of its members. Among the members of the Catholic Church, there is a small and noble group of people that stand out as shining examples of holiness and goodness. These are people who have given everything for the love of God and neighbor, have been tried in the fires of persecution and have made choices throughout their lives that were in union with the holy will of God. These holy men and women are the canonized Catholic saints of the Roman Catholic Church.
An Asian Saint a Day
This page is a list of saints , blesseds , venerables , and Servants of God from Asia , as recognized by the Catholic Church. These people were born, died, or lived their religious life in any of the states or territories of Asia. Since Christianity began in Asia, the first Christians were Asians, and Biblical figures of the Old Testament considered to be saints also spent all or most of their lives in the Holy Land. While Catholicism has waxed and waned in various parts of the continent, it has had a continuous presence there into the twenty-first century.
Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo of Jakarta among 13 prelates due to receive red hat on Oct. Are we entering the age of Asian saints? Recent Indian canonizations are a matter of pride for the 'Third Church'. Thus, Christianity can be said to have existed in India from almost the time the religion was born. Despite this, the names of Indian Christians — particularly their holy credentials — have somehow not found a prominent place in Church annals.