As the Communist soldiers beat and tortured the Trappist monks during the Death March in the mountains in northern China, another Trappist died.
Brother Hugo Fan (b. 1881), an acolyte, died in a village police station in Che Chia Tai in December 1947. He was never able to receive the Holy Orders of the priesthood because of his ill health. He was a native of Yu Chou Hsien, Chahar province, north of Yang Kia Ping.
The Trappist monk died loyal to Christ and to Pope.
VIVA CRISTO REY! 萬歲耶穌基督國王!