Saints Alive! | The Holy Innocents

The Holy Innocents are the children who were slaughtered at the orders of King Herod, in the hope that by killing every boy born in Bethlehem at the same time as Jesus, he would succeed in killing the new-born King of the Jews. The Church venerates them as martyrs. It it is uncertain how many children were killed, whether a small number, or in the thousands. The Latin Church instituted the feast of the Holy Innocents in the fifth century. Today, they are also a reminder of the vulnerability of the child in the womb. May innocent lives be spared and expectant mothers protect the holy innocent in the womb. Holy Innocents, pray for us! For more about these saints, please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Saints Alive! | The Holy Innocents

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