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One Minute Reflection – 20 September – The Memorial of the Korean Martyrs – Sts Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang & Companions – 103 saints and beati

One Minute Reflection – 20 September – The Memorial of the Korean Martyrs – Sts Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang & Companions – 103 saints and beati

Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into his glory?…Luke 24:26

REFLECTION – “The Korean Martyrs have borne witness to the crucified and risen Christ.   Through the sacrifice of their own lives they have become like Christ in a very special way.   The words of Saint Paul the Apostle could truly have been spoken by them: We are “always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies . . . We are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh”.
The death of the martyrs is similar to the death of Christ on the Cross because like His, theirs has become the beginning of new life.   This new life was manifested not only in themselves – in those who underwent death for Christ – but it was also extended to others.   It became the leaven of the Church as the living community of disciples and witnesses to Jesus Christ   “The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians”:   this phrase from the first centuries of Christianity is confirmed before our eyes.”…St Pope John Paul on the occasion of the Canonisation of the Korean Martyrs (1984)the death of the martyrs - st pope john paul on the canonisation korean martyrs

PRAYER – O God our Holy Father, You have created all nations and You are their salvation. In the land of Korea Your call to Catholic faith formed a people of adoption, whose growth You nurtured by the blood of Andrew, Paul and their companions. Through their martyrdom and their intercession grant us strength that we too may remain faithful to your commandments even until death. Amenholy martyrs of korea pray for us - 20 sept 2017



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