This is the third volume in the “Lay Saints” series.
“The best souls are they that have been travailed in spiritual business, and find most comfort therein.”
—St. Thomas More
In Lay Saints: Martyrs, Joan Carroll Cruz
guides you through the lives of seventy-three lay men and women who
achieved the heights of sanctity. These inspiring biographies present
martyrs who displayed extraordinary fortitude in holding fast to their
faith in the midst of great persecution.
Find a role model from among these saints as Joan Carroll Cruz explores:
• their acts of fortitude that you can imitate
• the burning love for God displayed by the martyrs
• stories of heroism, self-denial, and trust in God
• how martyrdom and suffering, heroically endured, encourages the faith of others
In this volume are people from all walks of life and time periods who
lovingly embraced the opportunity to die for their refusal to renounce
the True Faith.
While many people may never get the chance to forfeit their lives for
Christ in so dramatic a fashion, these saints should serve as a guiding
light in the endurance of the small sacrifices and persecutions of