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Beatification Process Continues for Three Martyred Red Cross Nurses
Rome Reports ^ | 12-18-12

Posted on 12/19/2012 6:43:28 AM PST by marshmallow

( On October 23, 1936, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, three young nursers from the International Red Cross were murdered, as they cared for wounded victims at a hospital in northern Spain. The Catholic Church could soon declare them martyrs.

Their names are Olga, 23, Pilar, 25, and Octavia, 41. All three were from Astorga, in Leon province. When the war began, they volunteered to help care for the wounded. While they were not the first volunteers killed in the war, they were the first executed because of their faith. The person leading the beatification process is hoping to present their case to the Vatican in the coming week.


“One of those direct witnesses says they hear how one of the guards asks, 'Where are the nuns?' The other answers, 'They're, praying?' They could have fled, but they didn't. And they didn't because they wanted to remain next to the wounded soldiers, from both sides of the fighting. For them, there was no other option than the humanitarian one.”

Their biographers say that since they were young, all three were a prime example of service to others. They worked on the catechesis, collected clothing for the poor, and volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul societies to visit the sick. They say they were examples of the Christian commitment to society.

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TOPICS: Catholic; History; Religion & Culture

1 posted on 12/19/2012 6:43:36 AM PST by marshmallow
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2 posted on 12/19/2012 6:46:15 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: marshmallow

Since the murderers were never mentioned, they must have been from the Communist (Republican) side.

3 posted on 12/19/2012 6:54:03 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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That can’t be true! Everyone knows the Republicans were angelic heroes who tried to save Spain from the evil fascist Franco!

After all that’s what Hollywood and academia tells me! /s

4 posted on 12/19/2012 7:17:19 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: marshmallow

As soon as I read it, the first thing that entered my mind was which side did it. Certainly not the Abraham Lincoln Bde. whose members not too long ago, were seeking US Veteran status? I’m sure now that Obama is in power, he can decree them Veterans.

The Republicans did at times kill many of the clergy. I’m sure the Loyalist side also did, with their targeted village aerial bombings, via the Condor Legion. Amazing how Hollywood only glorified the Republicans, and afterwards the Russians with their famous movies, Mission to Moscow, and North Star and a couple of others. One or two with Paul Muni, and who would ever think of branding him as a Commie sympathizer? (LOL)

5 posted on 12/19/2012 12:05:43 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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