Sep 10 – Bl. Apollinaris Franco & Comp – Franciscan Saint of the Day
"The Life of Bl. Apollinaris Franco & Comp, Martyrs, 1st & 3rd Orders (m. 1622-32) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Sep 10. Bl. Apollinaris Franco & 44 Companions were missionaries to Japan after the first persecution and when the second persecution started they were put to death after trying to operate in hiding.
Reflection is on the triumph of the Christian Faith that not even fire and sword can eradicate as the Martyrs of Japan give testimony.
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Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/O4JT6cRwNl4
Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, FI from Marion Habig's 'The Franciscan Book of Saints' Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516
Playlist of Franciscan Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TxcAETrU_k&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wErRczZGry4TXytCZFiLCm"