Memorial of The Passion of St. John the Baptist
The martyrs are perfected in righteousness, and they earned perfection through their martyrdom. For them the Church does not pray: for the other departed faithful she prays, but not for martyrs. They have gone out of this world so perfected that instead of being our clients, they are our advocates.
— St. Augustine
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