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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 16, 2021 – Hour 1

Kresta Comments: The Faith of the 21 Martyrs

On February 15, 2015, ISIS released a video of its brutal execution of 21 Coptic Christian men. In a video yesterday, Pope Francis praised them for their courage and sacrifice. We look back on the video with Al.   

An Intimate Look at the Lives of Coptic Martyrs

It’s one of the most iconic images of ISIS’ reign: 21 young Coptic Christian men, kneeling on a remote beach, surrounded by masked killers. The men died with Christ’s name on their lips and, though their story may have been displaced in the West, in their hometown they are beloved martyrs. Martin Mosebach has met with their families and he shares their stories.

Martin Mosebach

Martin Mosebach is the author of The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs.

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Baptism of Blood

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Make a Consecration to St. Joseph

In this Year of St. Joseph, you dedicate your Lent to him, and join the 33-day consecration to meditate on each of St. Joseph’s titles and the graces he can bring to your life. Fr. Don Calloway explains.

Fr. Don Calloway

Father Donald Calloway, MIC, is the author most recently of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father. He’s vicar provincial and vocation director for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy Province of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and his other books include Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy, and Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest.

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The Incredible Story Behind the Year of St. Joseph

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