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Their Words...   versione testuale

«The martyrdom of our sisters speaks for itself
They were a holocaust right to the end»

(Mary of the Passion, 29 September 1900)

«Without knowing the force of the words,
it is impossible to know the persons.»

          (Confucius, Chinese wise-philosopher)

Actions are worth more than words but it is true also that what we say determines, in a certain way, what we are or want to be. At least it was like this with our martyrs! 

In reading the testimonies, taken from their letters – faced with the announcement of the new mission, or already as missionaries in China – we notice already a very
strong desire to give themselves to the missionary task, in total disponibility to the will of God, even to the giving of their life.
Their words, which flow from a heart which loves, reveal to us a tenacious ardour and an unlimited confidence in God.

They are the fruit of a living conviction:
To follow Jesus Christ is worth the trouble!

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