Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Martyrs of Otranto

Reposted from August 14, 2013.

Today, August 14, is the Feast Day of the Martyrs of Otranto. These 800 faithful Christian Martyrs suffered and died under muslim brutality in the Italian city of Otranto in 1480. The brave men refused to renounced their faith, despite the threat of certain death for not giving in to the invaders. Pope Francis canonized the men in May of this year [2013].

See the previous post, "Martyrs of Otranto" for more information on these remarkable men.

Relics of the Otranto Martyrs
Let us pray that we all may be as strong and as faithful in the face of persecution.

Update 2014: History does indeed repeat. Today we are seeing muslim barbarians once again slaying hundreds of Catholics and others in their quest to expand satan's rule. And just like in 1480, the mohammedans are capturing women and children as sex slaves. The tenents of islam remain consistent over the centuries.


  1. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it...And those who think this doesn't apply to them don't get that first they come for the Saturday people, then for the Sunday people, and then they will turn their attention to those who think they are safe because they think they are supperior to the Saturday and Sunday people.



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