Jerzy Popieluszko: Witness to Truth and Freedom | Lawrence W. Reed
His stand against communist tyrants ultimately cost him his life, but Father Jerzy Popieluszko inspired millions of Poles in the fight for freedom.
Thirty-five years after his murder, mystery still shrouds the death of Popiełuszko
The murder of Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, a priest connected to the Solidarity movement, was one of the defining moments of the struggle against the communist regime. On the 35th anniversary of his death, TFN takes a look at the life of the priest, and the events that led to him being named a martyr by the Catholic Church.
St. Blanca / St. Blanche / St. Gwen Teirborn of Brittan: Widowed martyr sometimes called Blanche, Wenn, or Candida. She was the daughter of a Chieftain, Brychan or Brecknock. Saxon pagans martyred Gwen at Talgrarth. Wife of Saint Fragan, wen is invoked for women's fertility.
DescriptionSaint Abanoub or Abanoub Al-Nahisy, is a 4th-century Christian saint and martyr from Egypt. His name means Father of Gold in Coptic. He was born in Nehisa in the Nile Delta to Christian parents. Abanoub was 12 years old when he was killed and beheaded, after being tortured for refusing to leave Christianity ابانوب Abanob
Blessed Martyrs of Ukraine
On Saturday, December 17, 2016, Sr. Elizaveta, OSBM from the Sisters of St. Basil in Ukraine visited Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral and spoke about the blessed Martyrs of the 20th century of Ukraine. On June 27, 2001, Pope John Paul II beatified twenty-eight Ukrainian martyrs: bishops, priests, nuns, and one layman who suffered and died
St. Athanasius the Great: "Everything about is marvelous..."
Christ creating the birds and fish (source) For, indeed, everything about is marvelous, and wherever a man turns his gaze he sees the Godhead of the Word and is smitten with awe. -St. Athanasios the Great (source) Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!
Tortured and killed by the Croatian Ustashas Hieromartyr Rafailo (Momcilović) (also Raphael; Serbian: Свети свептеномученик Рафаило Шишатовачки) was a Serbian who was the igumen and iconographer of the Šišatovac Monastery during World War II and was martyred, in 1941, for his Orthodox faith.