“The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church.” -Tertullian
The age of martyrs didn’t end when the Constantine legalized Christianity. The church has continued to bear persecution in its entire 2000 year history. The twentieth century has seen some of the greatest atrocities committed against Catholics under Communists, Muslims, Hindus, and even other Christians. Yet, the Faith is kept and those who died continue to inspire the living.
Browse this category to learn about the lives of the saints who lived through some of the most challenging of times and made the ultimate sacrifice out of their love of Christ.