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Radical Saints

A devotional calendar of saints, festivals and memorials for Radicals

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Martyr

July 26th – Jacques Hamel

Jacques Hamel

30th November 1930 – 26th July 2016


Jacques Hamel was a French Roman Catholic priest who was martyred whilst celebrating Mass in his parish church. He was a faithful priest dedicated to serving the Church he loved for over 60 years.

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April 9th – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

4th February 1904 – 9th April 1945

“When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die”

– The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German protestant pastor and theologian who during his short life wrote several books and articles on the Christian faith, founded the Confessing Church and actively opposed the Nazi regime, for which he was later executed. Continue reading “April 9th – Dietrich Bonhoeffer”

February 26th – Travyon Martin & BLM Movement

Trayvon Martin & BLM

February 5th 1995 – February 26th 2012


Trayvon Martin was an African-American teenager, who’s shooting in 2012 sparked national protests in the US and lead to the creation of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Continue reading “February 26th – Travyon Martin & BLM Movement”

January 20th – St Sebastian

St Sebastian 

20th January

Saint Sebastian was a third century christian martyr from Milan. The many famous depictions of his martyrdom have made him a popular icon in the gay and fetish scenes.

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