The annals of Church history are studded with the ultimate witness of many saints - martyrs who gave their lives, in union with Christ, for the sake of Truth. But the fact is, the last century gave us more martyrs in its hundred years than the combined total of the previous 19 centuries.
Who are these men and women? How did they grow in such fortitude and zeal? Would we be willing to pray to follow in their footsteps should circumstances offer it? These are the questions we will ponder today as we meet these Saints who inspire.