Thought for the Day – November 1 This feast first honored martyrs. Later, when Christians were free to worship according to their consciences, the Church acknowledged other paths to sanctity. In the early centuries the only criterion was popular.
The Eleven Nuns of Nowogrodek were executed by the Gestapo in The Sisters unanimously expressed a desire to their chaplain to offer their lives in sacrifice for the imprisoned to spare those who had families. Amazing sacrifice, martyrs for their faith!