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Nov 2, 2021

Fire of Love: The Passion of the Martyrs

Dr. Edward Sri

It’s easy for a Christian to feel like an outsider in today’s secular age. Dr. Sri draws our attention to the early Christian martyrs and reveals how they can inspire us in our walk with the Lord. We learn that the secret of these martyrs wasn’t necessarily their extraordinary strength, but rather, it was their passionate love for Christ.

Snippet from the Show

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.”


  • The martyrs were deeply in love with God and the longed to go home.
  • If you want to grow in courage when it comes to standing up for your faith, grow in love, spend more time in prayer, and fill your mind with the beloved.
  • It was love the drove the martyrs to the martyrdom.
  • Some Early Christian martyrs: St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Clement, St. Agnes.

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Meet Your Host: Dr. Edward Sri

Dr. Sri is a theologian and the author of several best-selling books. He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. A founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), Dr. Sri currently serves as its vice president of formation. He appears regularly on EWTN and resides in Colorado with his wife, Elizabeth, and their eight children.

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