Saint Gabriel John Tauin du-Fresse
1750 – 1815
Entered the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris seminary in 1774. Missionary to Szechuan, China in 1775. Imprisoned for six months in 1784 during a government persecution of Christians. He was re-assigned to Macao, but return to the Chinese missions in 1788. Bishop of Tabraca in 1800. Spent the next 15 years in constant danger during the persecution of Christians and foreigners. Betrayed to the Chinese authorities by a scared native Christian. Martyr.