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Saints Friday: St. Perpetua and Her Companions

St. Perpetua and Her Companions are some of the most well-known martyrs of the early Church.  Their feast day is next Thursday March 7th. Their story is touching and heroic.  The main character in the martyrdom is St. Perpetua; she … Continue reading

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Imitators of Christ: Is Martyrdom a Sacrament? Part 9

In this section of the paper, I discuss the idea that there is a liturgy of martyrdom.  It focuses on the idea that the martyrs copy Jesus’ passion and death, in their own death.  Much of the scholarship comes from … Continue reading

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