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  • The Victories of the Martyrs: The Lives of the Most Celebrated Martyrs of the Church, by Saint Alphonsus De Liguori (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers; London: R. Washbourne; Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, 1886).  (The Complete Works of Saint Alphonsus De Liguori: The Ascetical Works, Volume IX, translated from the Italian, edited by Rev. Eugene Grimm). With the approbation of the Superior. Available in PDF format on this page of Catholic Kingdom’s ebooks library; and also in PDF format on this page of Saints’ Books. [N.B.—The 26-page Introduction contains “Useful Reflections, By Which We May Derive Great Fruit From The Reading Of The Combats And The Victories Of The Martyrs”.]

On the Feast in the Maronite Rite of the Blessed Massabki Brothers, who were martyred by Muslims; and on the Feast in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite of the Seven Holy Brothers and Saints Rufina and Secunda, who were martyred by polytheists (pagans). For more legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). Blessed be God in His angels and in His saints!