St. Mark Ji Tianxiang Print

Saint Mark Ji Tianxiang
1834-1900
Feast Day: July 9
Patronage: Drug addicts
Choose from paper or canvas print.
Paper print: This fine art print is ready to frame. The 8x10" and 11x14" are printed on acid-free 80 lb. cardstock. The 16x20" and larger are printed on premium 11-mil, acid-free paper. The watermark will not appear on your print.
Canvas print: All canvas prints are unmounted and printed on unstretched canvas with a 2” white border.
For larger sizes please contact us.
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Saint Mark Ji Tianxiang, “the Trier" was a Chinese lay Catholic, doctor, and drug addict. He became addicted to opium because of a stomach ailment and suffered for 30 years with the addiction. He went to confession regularly to confess his drug use, but because of the priest’s misunderstanding of addiction, he would not give Ji absolution because he believed there was no firm purpose of amendment. Although being denied the Sacraments Ji continued going to Mass and stayed steadfast in his faith for 30 years praying to die a martyr. During the Boxer Rebellion (anti-foreign, Christian persecution) he and his family were martyred. He encouraged all in prison to keep the faith throughout their ordeal and sang the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary as he was about to be beheaded.


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