~ 2 Timothy, 3:12
So with all due seriousness, we prayed for the protection of Christians throughout the world and invoked the intercession of the Blessed Virgin and the Saints for our suffering brethren around the globe. We also had immense hope in knowing that the Church has countless new intercessors in Heaven - glorious modern Martyrs! - who are certainly praying for us in the very presence of God! The Bible promises that in the end we will prevail... but in the meantime, we - as believers in Christ - need to continue to pray for each other and hope; emanating the LOVE of God in order to be a light in the midst of darkness. St. Dorothy, St. Pancras, and St. Peregrine, pray for us!
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely
on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in Heaven, for so they persecuted the
prophets who were before you."