The commander ordered the soldiers to bayonet Jose. They pierced his body. But with every stab he only shouted louder and louder: "Viva Cristo Rey!" The commander was so enraged that he pulled out his pistol and executed the young hero on the spot. There was no trial. Read this inspiring story.
Pope St. Piux X - 20th Century Pope - Put into place liturgical reforms including an earlier age for receiving Communion. Encouraged the faithful to read the bible. His will read, “I was born poor; I lived poor; I wish to die poor.” St. Bernard, help me to embrace a poverty of spirit & a humility that draw me closer to God. My my love for & reliance upon the Eucharist grow & my trust in God's will be perfected today and always.
Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe, O.F.M. Conv., (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe; 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German concentration camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II.