"But, above all, as we have already said, it is a holy life that is indispensable for those who are getting ready for the apostolate. Indeed, it is necessary that the one who preaches God be, in fact, a man of God".  

 


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Biographies and reflections on the lives of witnesses

 

The Martyrs and Saints - canonized or beatified – today’s evangelizers and those of bygone ages, these are the hands and feet of God, carrying the proclamation of the Gospel to peoples of every continent. Their hearts, minds, and activities - indeed, their very lives - announce Christ, the same yesterday, today and always.  

Biography of Cardinal Kim Sou-Hwan

Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan was born on May 8, 1922 in Daegu, Korea into a devout Catholic family. His grandfather was martyred by being starved to death in prison because of his faith while his parents - his father Kim Young-seok ...

Servant of God Fr. Luigi Giussani (1922–2005)

Luigi Giovanni Giussani was born on October 15, 1922, in Desio, a small town in Brianza, north of Milan, Italy. His parents were Beniamino, an artist and a carpenter, and Angelina, who worked in a textile factory. He was a ...

Father Augustus Tolton

The first black priest of the United States of America was born in Ralls County, Missouri, on April 1, 1854, from two slaves, Peter Paul Tolton and Martha Jane. Augustus' father was one of 180,000 black soldiers who perished in ...

Biographies from around the world

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Benedict XVI: Catechesis on the Witnesses of the Faith.

Missionary Witnesses contained in the Guide