Tag Archives: Catholic Martyr

Five years ago today

Posted on 26 July 2021 by Fr Z on his blog: Interrupted while saying Mass at his parish church in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, the 85-year old priest struggled to repel his two 18-year old attackers with his feet. “Go away Satan!”, he repeated. Fr. … Continue reading

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St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross meditates on St Stephen’s martyrdom

  Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross [Edith Stein] (1891-1942) Carmelite, martyr, co-patron of Europe: Closest to the newborn Saviour we see Saint Stephen. What secured the first martyr of the Crucified this place of honour? In youthful enthusiasm he … Continue reading

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Priest who died of hunger in Communist prison to be beatified

From: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/ A priest who died of cold and hunger in a Communist prison will be beatified as a martyr in Romania. Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, president of the Romanian bishops’ conference, said the sanctity of Mgr Vladimir Ghika had … Continue reading

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Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio

A friend recently sent me this moving account about Blessed Jose Luis along with an invitation to pray through his intercession:  10th February is the feastday of Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio, the 14 year old Mexican boy martyr, who … Continue reading

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Teresa Benedicta a Cruce

“Blessed by the Cross” – to the world a laughable contradiction in terms, but to the Saint, following in the footsteps of her crucified Saviour, it was a name synonymous with a profound and radical way of living … and … Continue reading

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