Thursday, September 8, 2016

QUOTATION: Martyrdom

St. Isidore of Seville
There are two kinds of martyrs, one in open suffering, the other in hidden virtue of the spirit. For many, enduring the snares of the enemy and resisting all carnal desires, because they have sacrificed themselves in their hearts to the almighty God, have also become martyrs in time of peace, and if they had lived in time of persecution, they could have become martyrs in reality.

--St. Isidore of Seville, Etymologies, 7, 11.