November 6: Vincentian Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War (CM, DC, AMM and Children of Mary (VMY))

by | Nov 1, 2019 | Formation

On November 6, the Church commemorates the Saints & Blesseds martyred in the anti-clerical violence that took place during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). A number of them were from the Vincentian Family.

Pope Francis beatified the first group of Vincentian martyrs on October 13, 2013 at Tarragona, Spain. A second group was beatified at a Mass in Madrid on November 11, 2017.

A total of 54 from the Congregation of the Mission, 29 Daughters of Charity, 14 lay Vincentians (Association of the Miraculous Medal and Children of Mary (VMY)) and 5 diocesan priests who were their Vincentian spiritual advisors were killed “in odium fidei”, as a result of the hatred of the Catholic faith.

Each of their stories is interesting and inspiring in its own way. See this previous .famvin post for two videos and a slide presentation with many photos along with brief biographies.

This year we would like to highlight the story of Sr. Josefa Martinez Perez, D.C. as told on the blog “Maria Climbs a Mountain”.

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Now a slideshow with some quotes about these Vincentian Family Martyrs:

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