Saint Joseph Marchand (August 17, 1803 – November 30, 1835) was a French missionary in Vietnam and a member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society. He is now a Roman Catholic saint, celebrated on the 30th of November.
Saint Joseph Marchand
Catholic Martyr Joseph Marchand
|Born||August 17, 1803|
|Died||November 30, 1835 (aged 32)|
|Beatified||27 May 1900|
|Canonized||19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II|
November 24 (with the Vietnamese Martyrs)
In 1833, he joined the Lê Văn Khôi revolt led by Lê Văn Khôi, son of the late governor of southern Vietnam Lê Văn Duyệt. He vowed to overthrow Emperor Minh Mạng and replace him with My Duong, the son of Minh Mạng's late elder brother Nguyễn Phúc Cảnh, who were both Catholics. Marchand and Khoi appealed to other Catholics to join in overthrowing Minh Mạng and installing a Catholic emperor. They quickly seized the Citadel of Saigon in an uprising lasting two years.
- Bunson, Matthew, Encyclopedia of Saints, Our Sunday Visitor, p. 459, ISBN 1-931709-75-0.
- Vo, Nghia M (2011), Saigon: A History, p. 53,
The six principal leaders were sent to Huế to be executed. Among them was the French missionary Marchand, accused of being the leader of the Catholic rebel group; Nguyễn Văn Trấm, the leader of the hồi lương who took the command of the revolt after Lê Văn Khôi's death in 1834; and Lưu Tín, the Chinese leader.
- Bunson, Matthew; Bunson, Margaret, John Paul II's Book of Saints, p. 61, ISBN 0-87973-934-7.
- "Saint Joseph Marchand". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 2009-06-25.