"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.  

The Holy Martyrs of Uganda

A group of twenty-two servants, pageboys and diplomatic officials of Buganda, in today's Uganda, converted to Catholicism by the African missionaries of Cardinal Charles Lavigerie and killed as Christians under the reign of Mwanga ...

St. Joseph Vaz, an Indian missionary in Sri Lanka

Saint Joseph Vaz was a great missionary of the Gospel and in his testimony "we see an eloquent sign of God's goodness and love for the people of Sri Lanka," as Pope Francis stated during the homily for his ...

Biography of St. Joseph Freinademetz

Joseph Freinademetz was born on April 15, 1852 in Oies, a small village of five houses in the Dolomites in the Alps of northern Italy in South Tyrol. He was baptized on the same day as his birth and learned from his family to have ...

Biographies from around the world

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Benedict XVI: Catechesis on the Witnesses of the Faith.

Missionary Witnesses contained in the Guide