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Quotes about the Vincentian Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

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Quotes about the Vincentian Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

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Quotes about the Vincentian Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

  1. 1. – S R . Á N G E L E S I N FA N T E , D . C . , P O S T U L AT O R O F T H E C A U S E F O R B E AT I F I C AT I O N “The grace experienced by these martyrs is impossible to understand without faith… faithfulness to the Vincentian charism, giving their lives, the greatest treasure they had, for Christ.” Sor Ángeles Infante. Foto: ACI Prensa
  2. 2. – S R . Á N G E L E S I N FA N T E , D . C . , P O S T U L AT O R O F T H E C A U S E F O R B E AT I F I C AT I O N “…these martyrs believed in the beatitudes and their martyrdom summed them all up.”
  3. 3. – S R . Á N G E L E S I N FA N T E , D . C . , P O S T U L AT O R O F T H E C A U S E F O R B E AT I F I C AT I O N “It's not a violent death that makes you a martyr, but the cause you die for, which is Christ. They gave their lives for God, embodying the faith through their witness, forgiving and asking their families to forgive…”
  4. 4. – M A R I O D I C A R L O , C . M . P R O V I N C E O F I TA LY “Many years were needed to heal the wounds of hatred that were inflicted on so many people [during the Spanish Civil War]. The martyrs, however, bring us back to reality and remind us of our hope for a future that is grounded on peace and harmony… we become ever more aware of the fact that the gift of forgiveness produces new and lasting reconciliation, especially during this time when, in more subtle ways, we continue to experience hostility and hatred.”
  5. 5. “…these 60 martyrs gave their lives out of love. They died loving and forgiving, demonstrating a wisdom which comes from above, not taking sides in the conflict or getting involved in the civil unrest, but having a wisdom which came from Jesus Christ.” – C A R D I N A L C A R L O S O S O R O S I E R R A , O F M A D R I D Credit: Agencia AVAN
  6. 6. These martyrs are a model “more timely than ever because they led the life of God which is always relevant,” especially during “times in history when it seems hard for us to forgive. That's why it's good to remember people like these, people who don't destroy but forgive instead, who give their lives not for an idea, but for a person: Jesus Christ.” – C A R D I N A L C A R L O S O S O R O S I E R R A , O F M A D R I D
  7. 7. – M AT T H E W 5 : 1 0 - 1 2 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven…

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