Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc
detail from a stained glass window
in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Westerville, Ohio
|Died||21 December 1839|
|Venerated in||Catholic Church|
|Beatified||24 November 1900, Vatican City by Pope Leo XIII|
|Canonized||19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II|
|Feast||24 November (General Roman Calendar)|
|Patronage||Diocese of Orange|
Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc (Vietnamese: Anrê Trần An Dũng Lạc, Vietnamese pronunciation: [aːn˧re˧ tɕən˨˩ aːn˧ zuŋ˧˥ lak˧˨]), French: André Dũng-Lạc) (1795 – 21 December 1839) was a Vietnamese Roman Catholic priest. He was executed by beheading in the reign of Minh Mạng. He is a saint and martyr of the Catholic Church.
He was born Trần An Dũng in 1795, taking the name Andrew at his baptism (Anrê Dũng) and was ordained a priest on 15 March 1823. During persecution, Andrew Dũng changed his name to Lạc to avoid capture, and thus he is memorialised as Andrew Dũng-Lạc (Anrê Dũng Lạc). His memorial is 24 November; this memorial celebrates all of the Vietnamese Martyrs of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries (1625–1886). He is Vietnamese.
- Michael Walsh, ed. "Butler's Lives of the Saints." HarperCollins Publishers: New York, 1991, p. 390.
- Phát Huồn Phan Việt-Nam giáo-sử - 1962 - Volume 2 - Page 73 "Vẩn đề trường Dũng-Lạc đã làm cho đư-luận công-giáo Hà-thành sôi nồi. Trường Dũng-lạc là một trường tư-thục công-giáo ớ sát cạnh nhà thờ lớn đo cha chính Nguyễn-vỉn-Vinh làm hiệu-trướng. Ðầu niên- khóa, học sinh xin vào học rết ..."