Martyrs & Witnesses

Permission to Die, Mother?

2021-10-03T15:42:24-04:00October 2nd, 2021|GOODNESS, Martyrs & Witnesses|

By Patrick Giroux France’s most celebrated martyr, Joan of Arc, was captured at the gates of the city of Compiègne in northern France in 1431. The stark history of martyrdom would repeat itself more than 350 years later in that same town, except this time it was an entire convent of nuns who would [...]

Seven Martyrs from the Heart of One Family

2021-10-03T03:22:27-04:00September 30th, 2021|Faith & Mysticism, GOODNESS, Martyrs & Witnesses|

The Second Book of Maccabees, Chapter 7, recounts the horrific story of the Jewish mother who was forced to watch the killing of her seven sons during the persecution of the Greek king Antiochus Epiphanes (175-164 BC). This evil military general inherited a portion of Alexander the Great's empire and set about forcing everyone [...]

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