Each of us is called to a different life of service and the exact moment when we will be called upon to reflect that service back to Christ may not yet be known. We each pray that the moment will not be as dramatic as it was for Josef Mayr-Nusser, who was asked to swear an oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler. His refusal landed him in jail and sentenced to die. The Lord, however, chose to take his life sooner. Pope Francis has now declared him a martyr for the faith, a step that will pave his path to sainthood.
Please take the time to read the press release about him and several others set on the path to sainthood by Pope Francis.
Click Josef Mayr-Nusser to read more about this Italian layman who was a member of the Society of St Vincent de Paul.