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Confessors

The word confessor is derived from the Latin confiteri, to confess, to profess, but it is not found in writers of the classical period, having been first used by the Christians. With them it was a title of honour to designate those brave champions of the Faith who had confessed Christ publicly in time of persecution and had been punished with imprisonment, torture, exile, or labour in the mines, remaining faithful in their confession until the end of their lives. The title thus distinguished them from the martyrs, who were so called because they underwent death for the Faith.” -Camillo Beccari, “Confessor.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 18 Dec. 2013

 

Saint Martin of Tours
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King Saint Louis IX
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Saint Edward the Confessor
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Saint Lawrence Justinian
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Saint Peter of Alcantara
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Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Saint Stephen King of Hungary
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Saint Francis Borgia
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Saint John Cantius
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Saint Vincent Ferrer
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Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

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