Jaime Hilario Barbal’s (1898-1937) hearing had deteriorated so much that the Spanish De La Salle brother was forced to give up teaching Latin. He was serving as a gardener when he was arrested during the Spanish Civil War, and his attorneys encouraged him to say that was his occupation. But Jaime refused, instead declaring himself a religious brother. Consequently he was executed by a firing squad.
Saint Jaime, you likely could have escaped martyrdom
by not telling the full truth, but you embraced who you were.
Please pray for me to do the same in difficult situations.
Own your faith in at least one of your conversations today.