Today is the feast day of St. Andrew Dung Lac & Companions.


You can listen to their story here.


St. Andrew Dung Lac and 116 other Vietnamese Martyrs are celebrated today. Thousands were persecuted in Vietnam in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and killed for their faith.


Most of us reading this, however, live in the freest country ever to exist.


We can practice our faith with little to no persecution.


As I’m literally walking off my turkey hangover as I write this post, I can’t help but reflect how, on the grand timeline of Christianity, we live in such a blessed time.



Lets be thankful for the freedoms we have this weekend.