19th December - St Thomas De and Companions - Independent Catholic News
19th December - St Thomas De and Companions - Independent Catholic News: Thomas De, Dominic Uy, Augustine Moi, Francis Xavier Mau, Francis Man were Vietnamese catechists who were martyred together in 1839 under the persecution of the Emperor Minh Mang. Thomas De was a tailor who entered the Dominicans as a tertiary. Arrested on the charge of giving aid and shelter to foreign missionaries, he was strangled at the age of 26. Augustine Moi, also a Dominican tertiary, worked as a day labourer.