Today Christians Celebrate Feast of St. Ernest of Mecca, Martyr for Jesus Christ

St ErnestSt Ernest of Mecca  -Image Courtesy: St. Paul Street Evangelization

(Catholic Online) Born in Germany, Ernest was a Benedictine Monk then Abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Germany Zwiefalten during the 12th century.

Ernest would go and minister in Arabia and Persia (present day Islamic Fascist Iran) during the the Second Crusade fought between Christians and the Moors (Muslims) 1145 to 1149 where he was captured and tortured to death in Mecca.

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Related: Today’s Alternative Feast Day: Saint Didacus

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