Sunday, November 29, 2009

I like unusual Catholic figures...Servant of God John of Monte Corvino

Today is the feast of John of Montecorvino, a medieval Catholic missionary who travelled to Iran, India and China.

It amazes me what they would endure for the sake of the Faith, when life was hard and often short. They would go to the ends of the earth to make a convert.

He is not officially canonized, but is widely revered (and if he's on the calendar, I presume because he's beatified.)