"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.  

Witnesses of Hope: The 19 Martyrs of Algeria were Beatified last December 8

The 19 Algerian (Africa) Martyrs (1994-1996) are witnesses of a clear faith, which through prayer and presence has built a space for dialogue. They are a beautiful image of the Church in Algeria, composed of a few thousand ...

P. Stanley Rother

Fr. Stanley Rother is both the first recognized martyr and the first priest in the United States to be beatified. "Yesterday in Oklahoma City, Stanley Francis Rother, a missionary priest, was killed in hatred of the faith for ...

Mercedes de Jesus Molina

Mercedes de Jesus Molina was beatified by Saint John Paul II during his pastoral visit to Ecuador on February 1st, 1985, in Guayaquil. On that occasion, the Holy Father established her liturgical feast day on June 12th. During the ...

Biographies from around the world

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Benedict XVI: Catechesis on the Witnesses of the Faith.

Missionary Witnesses contained in the Guide