Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Feast of the Martyrs of Otranto

Today, August 14, is the Feast Day of the Martyrs of Otranto. These 800 faithful Christian Martyrs suffered and died under muslim brutality in the Italian city of Otranto in 1480. The brave men refused to renounced their faith, despite the threat of certain death for not giving in to the invaders. Pope Francis canonized the men in May of this year.

See the previous post, "Martyrs of Otranto" for more information on these remarkable men.

Relics of the Otranto Martyrs
Let us pray that we all may be as strong and as faithful in the face of persecution.

2 comments:

  1. As the religion of peace slaughters Christians every day with nary a peep from the Western world.

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    1. Just think, those who are still brutally oppressing Christians are getting financial support and weapons from the obama administration

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