November 6: Feast of Six Redemptorist Martyrs of Cuenca, Spain

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We the Redemptorist family all over the world celebrate the Redemptorist Martyrs of Cuenca, Spain. They were martyred during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. About 270,000 people including soldiers and civilians died. Among these Martyrs are six Redemptorist Missionaries: Fr. José Javier Gorosterratzu, Fr. Ciriaco Olarte, Fr. Miguel Goñi, Fr. Julián Pozo, Br. Victoriano Calvo and Fr. Pedro Romero. The martyrs were beatified on October 13, 2013.

Even today we witness political, social discrimination, and religious persecutions of all who profess their faith in the Lord as savior. In solidarity with these blessed Martyrs, our brothers and sisters may live as prophetic witnesses of the Redeemer who gave his life to reconcile all the faithful, and to unite us as sons and daughters of the family of God.

Through the martyr J. JAVIER GOROSTERRATZU

I ask you Father that you grant me to be a bearer of your Gospel in all the circumstances of my life and through the intercession of your martyr José Javier and his companions in martyrdom a great faith so as not to fear the tests that may be presented to me. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through the martyr Ciriaco Olarte

I ask you, Father, that you grant me to collaborate so that Jesus Christ is known by all people and, through the intercession of your martyr Ciriaco and his companions in martyrdom, help me to offer you the daily resignations for all the missionaries of the world. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through the mediation of MARTYR Miguel Goñi

I ask you Father to grant me to celebrate the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation with fidelity and through the intercession of your martyr Michael and his companions in martyrdom a spirit of continuous conversion and a great love for the Eucharist. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through the martyr Julián Pozo Ruiz de Samaniego

I ask you Father to grant me great closeness to the sick and through the intercession of your martyr Julián and his companions in martyrdom to keep a smile on your lips even in the midst of setbacks, before those who may cause me harm and in pain and illness. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through the martyr Víctoriano Calvo Lozano

 I ask you Father to grant me to always seek your will over my life and through the intercession of your Victorian martyr and his companions in martyrdom to appreciate and seek the accompaniment and spiritual direction that will help me to respond to you with more authenticity. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through the martyr Pedro Romero Espejo

I ask you Father to grant me the humility to accept my limitations and through the intercession of your martyr Peter and his companions in martyrdom to be able to give testimony of my condition as a believer, at all times of the day. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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