When Martha’s husband died, her sons left home and she moved to the edge of town where she ran a small inn. A Catholic stayed at her inn once and she was intrigued by the Faith. On Christmas 1852, Martha Wang converted to Catholicism. She then moved to Guiyang where she worked as a cook in a Catholic hostel. She was later hired by Bishop Hu to work as the cook and cleaning lady in the seminary he opened in Yaojiaguan.
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