Category Archives: Martyr

St. Theodota

4th c. Convert. Martyr. Tortured and stoned to death for refusing to participate in a pagan festival.

More information about St. Theodota:
St. Theodota – Butler’s Lives of the Saints at Bartleby.com

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St. Wenceslaus

Saint Wenceslaus

Saint Wenceslaus

10th c. King and patron saint of Bohemia. Raised by his grandmother, St. Ludmilla. Assasinated.

More information on St. Wenceslaus:

St. Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia – Wikipedia

St. Wenceslaus – New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

Good King Wenceslas – Christmas Carol – Wikipedia

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Sts. Adolphus and John

9th c. Martyrs of Cordoba. Brothers. Killed in persecutions conducted by Caliph Abdal-Rahman II.

More information on the Martyrs of Cordoba:

The Martyrs of Cordoba – Wikipedia

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St. Noel

Saint Noel Chabanel

Saint Noel Chabanel

17th c. French Jesuit. Missionary to the Huron Indians. Murdered by an apostate Indian.

More information about St. Noel:
St. Noel – Catholic Encyclopedia
St. Noel – Wyandot Nation of Kansas

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St. Thomas Dien

Martyrs of Vietnam

Martyrs of Vietnam

Native of Vietnam. Martyred before he could complete his seminary studies. Flogged. Strangled to death.

More information on St. Thomas Dien

St. Thomas Dien – Catholic Online
Martyrs of Vietnam – Catholic Online

Roman Catholicism in Vietnam – Wikipedia

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St. Candida

4th c. Virgin of Carthage. Martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Maximian. One of many St. Candidas.

There are many saints of which there is very little known about their lives other than a few facts of their martyrdom or piety. And yet as saints one of the sure things they can show us is that their apparent insignificance here on earth compares as nothing to their reward in heaven.

More information about St. Candida:

Our Sunday Visitor’s encyclopedia of saints

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Sts. Emilas & Jeremiah

Coat of Arms - Cordoba, Spain

Coat of Arms - Cordoba, Spain

9th c. Martyrs of Cordoba, Spain. Beheaded under Caliph Abd-al-Rahman II . Emilas was a deacon.

More information on Sts. Emilas & Jeremiah and the Martyrs of Cordoba:

Martyrs of Cordoba – Wikipedia

The Blessing of Cordoba by St. Eulogius

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