"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Blessed Martyrs for Peace: The Four Missionaries of Charity Sisters in Yemen

Sister Anselm, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith and Sister Marguerite, 
pray for us!


The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee!

The Superior and another sister survived, explaining: “Who would have found the sisters’ bodies and who would ever tell us what happened? God wants us to know.”

New eyewitness details have emerged on the heroic witness of these nuns and their companions. Read more here: Eyewitness Account of ISIS Attack on Mother Teresa's Sisters in Yemen.

It is edifying and thrilling to read.  So deeply moving to read this: "Sr. Sally told Sr. Rio she is so sad because she is alone and did not die with her sisters."  In modern times, in similar cases, survivors expressed the same regret.  In other instances, those who fled had a change of heart and returned to join their fellow martyrs.  


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O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord.
Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee.
All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,
All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.
The glorious choir of the Apostles,
The wonderful company of Prophets,
The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.

2 comments:

  1. Get indulgences for them though I think God gave them plenaries. If you're inclined for them or your family members, go here: http://www.basilica.org/pages/ebooks/Sacred%20Apostolic%20Penitentiary-The%20Enchiridion%20of%20Indulgences.pdf

    Go to page 23 and thereabouts for quick partial indulgences you can get for yourself or the deceased. Bottom of 23 is the creed...a lnger partial.

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  2. The Martyrs of Atlas, the Martyrs of Libya, the Martyrs of Yemen . . .

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