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The Martyrs of the Coliseum - or Historical Records of the Great Amphitheater of Ancient Rome

Item Number: 1562

Catalog Code: 9780895551924

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THE MARTYRS OF THE COLISEUM is a history of that famous arena in Rome,


where thousands of early Christians met a cruel and bloody end, but much
more than that, it is also the story of many well-known saints and heroes
of Christ who went willingly to their deaths in testimony of the truth of
the Catholic faith. In fact, it reads like a veritable lives of the early
saints and martyrs. For here are recounted the passion of such notable
martyrs as St. Ignatius of Antioch, St.Prisca, Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria,
Pope St. Stephen, St.Vitus and companions, Sts. Abdon and Sennen (the
Persian kings), St. Eleutherius (the young bishop), St. Alexander,
St. Hippolytus, St. Marinus, St. Martina, and many others.  Designed by a
Christian and built in the first century by the labor of the Jews
enslaved after the fall of Jerusalem, the renowned Roman Coliseum was the
site not only of incredible cruelty but also of equally incredible
miracles and conversions. So sacred is the earth of the Coliseum that on
two occasions sainted popes-St. Gregory the Great and St. Pius V-gave
pilgrims to Rome, as a memento of their visit, soil from the Coliseum
wrapped in cloth, and to the wonder and amazement of the questioning
pilgrims, both times the soil bled! "As long as the Coliseum stands, Rome
will stand; and as long as Rome stands the Church will stand," states a
famous prophecy. Once a person reads the unbelievable testimony of Faith
that was displayed in this arena and during the early Christian era in
Rome, he will be readily able to understand how God might thus choose to
signalize so epochal an event.










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