As I explained on my “About” page, I am a Catholic (traditional). I ALWAYS welcome questions about the Catholic faith or Catholics in general. Please be respectful of my beliefs, and I will show you the same.
So, since I don’t know all I can/should know about my faith, and I also want to spread my beliefs, every so often, if not daily, I’ll share a martyr blog post.
Catholics believe in people we call “saints”, who through a special providence, they have been examples that Catholics can model themselves after.
(No. Catholics DO NOT worship the saints. We look to them for how to act in holiness; they are role models for us)
Without further ado, here are some Martyrs of the Day. (I am not a masochist or anything. It’s just interesting to learn about the saints’ stories)
- St. Juliana of Nicodemia~ St. Juliana was a convert (transitioned to the Christian faith) and was betrothed to a “pagan”. She refused to marry him so she was taken to prison, punished, and executed. While in prison, she had a vision of a fallen angel, disguised as a good angel, who tried to convince her to worship the pagan gods. She saw through its’ trick and knew the bad one tried to pull a fast one on her. She cried aloud to God, and the demon vanished, but not before admitting that it hated when Christians go to mass. Demon: 0 Christians: 1
- St. Juliana is the patron of women in labor and protection from infectious diseases
- St. Daniel, Elias, Isaias, Jeremy and Samuel ~ Egyptians who came to visit the slaves who were forced to work in mines. They were accused of being Christians, and therefore, executed. After their death, a servant of another saint, demanded the bodies be buried. he was subsequently executed (Porphyry). A man who applauded Porphyry’s bravery was also executed.
Signing off now!