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It did for Brother Solomon, butchered for his faith during the French Revolution. Here is his untold story-and its lessons for us, in our equally vicious world.
What would you do if forced to choose between loyalty to theChurch—or death? Tens of thousands of clergy and religious facedprecisely that choice during the French Revolution. Many chosemartyrdom. Among the least likely (to worldly eyes) was BlessedNicholas LeClercq—a.k.a. Brother Solomon, the unassumingsecretary-general of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Thiscelebrated retelling of his life—drawn from numerous eyewitnessaccounts and extensive documentary evidence, including his ownletters—shows how heroic sanctity springs not from extraordinaryqualities of personality, but from patient cultivation of the virtues.As such, it is a masterly study not only of one man, but of thenature and motives of martyrdom.
Life and Death of a Saint in the Making