Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Blessed Martyrs of Guadalajara

There were many atrocities perpetrated upon priests and religious in Spain during the bloody Civil War of the 1930's. In 1936, three Carmelite nuns were shot. Today is their feast, and here is their story. (More HERE, via The Inn at the End of the World)

"Soeur Espagne, sainte Espagne... tu as choisi!
Onze évêques, seize-mille prêtres massacrés... et pas une apostasie!"


~ Paul Claudel, "Aux martyrs espagnols"

2 comments:

MichelleP12 said...

Beautiful martyrdoms! What does the French quote translate to, in English?

elena maria vidal said...

"Sister Spain, Holy Spain...you have chosen! Eleven bishops, six thousand priests massacred... and not one apostasy!" ~From "To the Spanish Martyrs" by Paul Claudel

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