During the rule of the Seleucid Empire over Israel in the centuries before Jesus’s birth, many men and women of great faith arose from the Jewish people who would not renounce their faith in God, despite being faced with the threat of martyrdom. Join Mary McGeehan and Augustine Institute professor Dr. Elizabeth Klein as they break open the Scriptures to discuss the faith and fortitude of the pre-Christian saints, the Maccabean Martyrs.
The mother of the Maccabean Martyrs displayed great faith in God as Creator and, therefore, in the Resurrection. Read through 2 Maccabees 7 and reflect on the virtue of faith and trust in God in light of the martyrs’ story. How can you more fully entrust yourself and your family to God with a greater faith that he is in control?