Trappist Father Bonaventura Chao did not survive the Death March through the mountains in northern China, after suffering torture at the hands and whips and fists and ropes and chains of the #Communist soldiers with their theophobic Socialist ideology of death and destruction.
Father Bonaventura Chao died, on December 8, 1947, after the wounds caused by the handcuffs became infected and putrefied, exposing the bones in his forearms.
Born, in 1902, in Hopei province’s mountainous area of Ching Shui, near the abbey, in the apostolic vicariate of Peking, he was Intelligent and pious and had taught Latin in the abbey. Musical, he was the official cantor of the monastic choir that he had led to angelic heights.
The Trappist priest was buried with Father Odilius Chang and another, who also succumbed to the brutal troture, their bodies to be forever entwined in a shallow grave, a trench that the Communist soldiers had used as a latrine.
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