Vincent and Louise on varieties of martyrdom

by | Jan 20, 2014 | Uncategorized

Vincentian martyrsFamVin is happy to present this translation into English of an article on martyrdom  by  Corpus Juan Delgado, CM. It looks at the concept of martyrdom as it appears in the writings of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac.  The concept is examined from the perspective of offering one’s life in a bloody manner for the sake of Christ and the Good News and various examples are given.  Then the author reflects on martyrdom as a day after day offering of one’s life in service of those men and women who are poor.  This idea is supported by the teaching of some of the more recent Popes.  The author does a wonderful job in bringing together so much relevant material from the writings of our founders as well as providing other pertinent resources on this topic.  While this is a lengthy article (twenty-three pages) it is worth taking the time to read and to re-read it and reflect on it.

See also the short biographies of the recently beatified Daughters of Charity

Also the many other articles on the martyrs in Famvin