The Martyrs of Japan

Martyrs of Nagasaki

The 26 Martyrs of Japan at Nagasaki, by Wolfgang Kilian (1581-1663). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy martyrs in Japan triumphed over suffering and despised death: Grant, we beseech thee, that enduring hard ness, and waxing valiant in fight, we may with the noble army of martyrs receive . . . → Read More: The Martyrs of Japan

Saint Agatha of Sicily, Martyr

Saint Agatha Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel in Prison by Alessandro Turchi (1578–1649). Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen thy holy Martyr Saint Agatha with the virtue of constancy in faith and truth: Grant us for love of thee to despise the prosperity of this . . . → Read More: Saint Agatha of Sicily, Martyr