Today is the feast of Christopher Magallanes, priest, and companions, martyrs.
St. Christopher Magallanes was joined in martyrdom by twenty-one diocesan priests and three devout laymen, all members of the Cristeros movement, who rose up in rebellion against the anti-Catholic Mexican government during the 1920s. Having erected a seminary at Totatiche, he secretly spread the Gospel and ministered to the people. Captured by government authorities, he was heard to shout from his jail cell: "I am innocent and I die innocent. I forgive with all my heart those responsible for my death, and I ask God that the shedding of my blood serve the peace of our divided Mexico."
Here is their entry in the Martyrologium Romanum.
Sanctorum Christopheri Magallanes, presbyteri, et sociorum, martyrum, qui variis in dicionibus Mexici, in odium Christianis nominis et catholicae Ecclesiae persecuti atque Christum Regem confessi, coronam martyrii sunt consecuti.
Also in the Martyrologium Romanum there is this interesting entry:
4. Commemoratio sanctorum martyrum utriusque sexus, quos Alexandriae in Aegypto sacris diebus Pentecostes sub Constantio imperatore Georgius episcopus arianus saevissime occidi vel in exsilium relegari praecepit.
There is also an entry for Bl. Jean Mopinot, a Christian Brother, who died in the hideous prision ship hulks off of Rochefort.
Each day I take a look at the entries in the MartRom. They are fascinating and edifying.