Tag Archives: Catholic Martyrs

14 August – St. Maximilian Kolbe : priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator

Posted by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption.  It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. … Continue reading

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Sancta Agnes, ora pro nobis!

‘Tis incumbent upon us in these days, so inimical to anything chaste and pure, to remind ourselves of the genius of the feminine and the glory of woman, signified in saints like Agnes, a young Virgin Martyr, who perished by the … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Becket shows us the key to overcoming tyranny

By Philip Kosloski at Aleteia: The example of St. Thomas Becket is a powerful one, highlighting the moral strength and courage he had in the face of fierce opposition. When faced with oppression, whether it comes from the government, or … Continue reading

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Saint Telemachus and the Vision in the Coliseum

This painting by Jose Belliure y Gil is massive and photos on the Web just don’t do it justice. It depicts St. Telemachus, the last martyr of the Coliseum. Telemachus was a hermit who was moved to leave his hermitage … Continue reading

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The Saints of Wuhan: Isolation, Suffering, and the Breath of Faith

Note: This account of the Catholic martyr saints who died in the Wuchang district of Wuhan, China, was delivered after the Holy Mass offered by Bishop Thomas Daly at the Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Spokane, WA.  Divine Mercy Sunday, 19 … Continue reading

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Saint Sixtus II and Companions

Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, MartyrsEarly Third Century – 258 August 7—Optional MemorialLiturgical Color: RedPatron Saint of Bellegra, Italy The Pope is murdered in cold blood The sixth pope was named the “Sixth” or, in Latin, “Sixtus.” He reigned … Continue reading

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The Lockdown Forty-Nine

by Fr Benedict Kiely That the Church continues to canonize men, women, and children of “heroic virtue,” and to encourage their public veneration by the faithful, is not, however it may seem, the secular equivalent of The X Factor. They are not, … Continue reading

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Valentine, Saint and Martyr

Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.” Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably known, and whether or not the … Continue reading

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Saint Agnes of Rome

Of all the virgin martyrs of Rome none was held in such high honour by the primitive church, since the fourth century, as St Agnes. In the ancient Roman calendar of the feasts of the martyrs (Depositio Martyrum), incorporated into … Continue reading

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