Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Martyrs of Orlando 2016

There is a tradition among Latin American Christians of naming the martyrs and saints, especially recent ones, and after each name shouting "¡Presente!" (Present!).  In so doing they not only remember those who have died but sense and proclaim their presence among us.

I have thus put together this post, naming each of the 49 murdered during Latin night at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando FL on Sunday, 12 June 2016.

As you read the names, remember them, honor them, feel their presence making us stronger.

Memory eternal!

You may see their names here.  Names and more information and photos of many of them are found here.

--the BB