Originally published on OMIWORLD
In various parts of the Oblate world, the lives and sacrifices of the Blessed Oblate Spanish Martyrs continue to inspire devotion among the faithful; some artists have been inspired to depict them in new ways.
Fr. François CARPENTIER, a native of France and for 50 years a missionary in Cameroon, has told former General Postulator, Fr. Joaquín MARTÍNEZ, of a large picture of the martyrs that now hangs in that African Mission.
In the United States, the Pastoral Center at the Lourdes/Guadalupe Shrine in San Antonio, Texas, has been dedicated to the Oblate Spanish Martyrs. A large copy of the image painted for the beatification hangs in a prominent place in the Center.
An Italian artist from Sicily, Liliana Niceta Siracusano, a member of MAMI, has painted an image of the martyrs standing in a field of wheat and dressed in white robes. “The harvest is still plentiful but workers that were preparing for the harvest were cut down in their youth.”