15 thoughts on “In honour of our 21 martyrs of Libya”

  1. I hope that we not only remember their names, but the countless martyrs in Nigeria, Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world. The brokenness of humanity is so sad. May God forgive those who martyred those great people and hopefully the light of those saints awaken them to see how unnatural this is. May we have the same courage and the same faith and fight for love to prevail. Thank you for the beautiful insight. May their Memory be Eternal.

    1. Amen, Matt. I hope that none of us are forgetting to pray for the Syrians, the Iraqis, the Nigerians, the Indonesians and the faithful everywhere that are dying or being persecuted for His Name. I loved what Pope Frances said, that our martyrs are not ours alone, they belong to all of Christendom.

      Pray for me.

  2. As always as all your writing you make me proud of my Christianity and now my name too I agree with you and praying for you God bless your service

  3. If there be glory laid up for them that die in the Lord; much more shall they be glorified that die for the Lord.

    Richard Baker

  4. Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Their last words were “Ya Rab Yasou!” I watched the video, and I cried, and I repeatedly did the sign of the Cross. On that day, my mind fixed on the phrase: “My Lord, Jesus!”

    It was believed that St. Mark, the Evangelizer of Egypt, came from Jewish parents in Pentapolis, present day Libya. As St. Mark was dragged in the streets of Alexandria to be killed, he would see Christ in a vision and would repeat the words “My Lord, Jesus!”

    These terrorists have done the Christian world a favor, by showing us the last words of these 21 brave soldiers of Christ. Truly, these are the children of St. Mark! May their prayers and the prayers of St. Mark be with us all! Amen!

    One note also, and it is a difficult note. Let us pray also for our enemies. I am reminded of St. Stephen who prayed that the Lord may not lay this sin of stoning against them. Let is too pray that the Lord may forgive them, soften their hearts, and give them the enlightenment of the road to Damascus: “Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Let us pray and fast for our enemies as well and hope that these brave souls may have some impact to heal their blindness and hardness of heart.

    Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto the ages of all ages! Amen!

  5. Thank you for a very consoling post. May God give us the grace to acquire even a portion of the faith of these 21 martyrs. May he fill the hearts of their families and friend with heavenly peace. We pray that God may protect his people and his church all over the world and open the eyes of those who lack understanding.

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