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Saturday, December 29, 2007
Trinitarian Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Beatification of 498 Martyrs

Feastday for the Newly Beatified Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

At the Rite of Beatification held on October 28, 2007, in St. Peter’s Square, Cardinal José Savaira Martins – Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints – announced that 6 November has been established as the feastday for the Trinitarian Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) as well as for the other 488 martyrs beatified on October 28. This is the largest mass beatification in the history of the Church!

Prayer to Martyrs:

O God, Who dost gladden us by the annual feast of Thy holy Martyrs, mercifully grant that we who rejoice in their merits may be inspired by their example. Through our Lord

Prayer Source: 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal


del_button January 15, 2008 at 11:53 AM
Anonymous said...

It would prove interesting to know the names of the 10Trinitarian religious whom Pope Benedict beatified.

For sake of clarity, would prove beneficial to make a distinction among relevant dates: 28 October, public beatification; 6 November, actual festival; 29 Dec., site announcement of event.

Even so, devout Christians should rejoice at prospect of beatification of great number of witnesses: faith, hope, and charity are triumphant!

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