For some modern Americans, Blessed Jerzy’s bold resistance to communism is an object of protest.
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“Behold the faith of Arima’s Christians. For the honor and glory of the Lord and as a testimony to our faith we now die, knowing that there is no salvation other than through Jesus Christ.”
“Life begins to make sense when we recognize and acknowledge God’s infinite goodness and our absolute dependence on him,” said St. Maximilian Kolbe. “Our response will be praise and total love expressed in obedience.”
One of the more well-known native martyrs was a 14-year-old Chinese girl named Ann Wang, who was killed during the Boxer Rebellion when she refused to apostatize.
“Grant us through the intercession of thy dauntless bishop and martyr Erasmus, who so valiantly confessed the Faith, that we may learn the doctrine of this faith, practice its precepts and thereby be made worthy to attain its promises. Amen.” —Prayer to St. Erasmus
Father Jan Macha will be declared ‘Blessed’ at a Mass on Nov. 20 in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Katowice, Poland.
All the candidates died after the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik establishment of the Soviet Union.
Father Miguel Pro’s famous last words before the firing squad were “Viva Cristo Rey” (“Long live Christ the King!”)