The Martyrs of Turon, Spain

9th October – Feast of the Martyrs of Turon, Spain.

Today the Church recognises the holiness of nine De La Salle Brothers and a Passionist. Eight of these Brothers formed a community which ran a school in Turon in the centre of a mining valley of the Asturias, in the north-east of Spain; they were martyred in 1934.

The ninth Brother was from Catalonia and was martyred in 1937 near Tarragona. The Passionist had come to the school in Turon in order to hear the children’s confessions. The Church is glorifying the whole ten because they remained faithful to their consecration even as far as giving their life for the faith and their evangelizing mission.

Read more about Canonisation Homily of Pope John Paul II here

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