Butler's Lives of the Saints: February
For more than two centuries, "Butler's" has been one of the best known, most widely consulted hagiographies. In its brief and authoritative entries, readers can find a wealth of knowledge on the lives and deeds of the saints, as well as their ecclesiastical and historical importance since canonization.
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... mutilation: "Even among the early martyrs there are significant differences
between men and women. Men are tortured, but they are not sexually mutilated
as are women like Agatha, often virgins who refused marriage" (Barbara Abou-El
This ingenious form of torture (ana-tsurushi in Japanese) was invented in the
later stages of persecution specifically to get priests to apostasize. The victims
were hung head downward from a gallows erected over a pit, tightly bound with
Everyone was required to produce a libellus, or certificate of having sacrificed, by
a certain date, under pain of being imprisoned and tortured. The measure was
extremely effective, and the numbers of Christians who sacrificed far exceeded ...
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We are transformed by the people we have been transmuted from herein portrayed. A lovely book of stories of places we have been and will forever inhabit. Their stories are our stories. Llegeix la ressenya completa
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St Cornelius the Centurion
ST BLAISE bishop and martyr
ST GILBERT OF SEMPRINGHAM abbot and founder
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