Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Ciudad Real

Our schools begin the school year celebrating the Marianist martyrs. 
Today we call to our mind's eyes three of our many martyrs. We want to remember in our prayers, the three Marianist Brothers who were killed in Spain in 1936 for proclaiming their Catholic faith.

Brothers Carlos, Jesus, and Fidel were teachers who manifested their alliance with Mary and dedication to her mission to bring Jesus to the world through their ministry in education.

We seek to imitate their bold and courageous faith in our lives. Brothers Carlos, Jesus, and Fidel were declared Blessed by the Catholic Church in 1995.

Lord, Our God,
to Blessed Carlos, Fidel, and Jesus,
who were inflamed with love for the Blessed Virgin Mary,
You gave the grace to suffer for Christ.
Grant that, through their intercession,
we may remain firm in our faith.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.
May the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
Be glorified in all places through the immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.