Something to draw from Bl. Maria Mercedes’s life and execution in this day is what it means to be persecuted. She was going about her business and vocation as a nun and an educator when a truly anti-Catholic government ripped her away from her work, tore down her work, and then arrested and shot her because of her faith. If you’re ever tempted (especially in the United States) to think you’re being persecuted for being Catholic, ask yourself if you’ve been arrested simply because you are Catholic. We have brothers and sisters across the world and across time who have had this done to them. Their example is one of bravery and humility and love– an excellent model to imitate, but not an excuse to sit in a victim mentality.
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