02 November 2010

The age of martyrs

Too often we think of the age of martyrs as a time long gone, relegated to distant lands and times.

In Baghdad on Sunday, Islamic terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda stormed the Chaldean Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation. They took more than 70 of the faithful hostage and killed at least 58, including 2 priests. All during the celebration of the Holy Mass.

Martyrdom is still possible today. Please, keep our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East in your prayers each day.

1 comment:

  1. Two of the priests were killed instantly and a third died at the hospital.

    One thing I do is select a troubled country and pray for it on a monthly basis: Iran, Iraq, etc.