150 North American Martyrs You Should Know
150 North American Martyrs You Should Know

150 North American Martyrs You Should Know

Brian O'Neel
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In this compelling new book, Brian O’Neel tells the stories of martyrs associated with North America. Some are from other countries and died in their attempts to spread the faith on this continent. Some were born on this continent but died doing missionary work in other lands. Some were individual martyrs, and some were part of an heroic group. Some were “white martyrs” who, although they did not shed their blood for the faith, suffered much for the spread of their faith. The book includes: A lively presentation about each martyr (or group of martyrs); A practical application for the reader; A historical context for how these martyrs helped the Church to grow in North America. These martyrs changed the world by their courage and commitment, and their stories have the power to inspire us today to live our Catholic faith bravely and boldly.


Brian O'Neel is a writer and editor in Wisconsin who has spent most of his career in California politics and writing for Catholic magazines. He and his wife are the parents of six children, and Brian’s dream is to someday get the whole family to a Green Bay Packers game.