By Scott Wright
On May 26, the Missionary Society of St. Columban will commemorate the martyrdom of at least 24 of its members by dedicating a Memorial Garden in Bellevue in their name.
Many of these martyrs died during the Second World War, in the Philippines, or during the Korean War. Some were killed in China or Burma, or in Jamaica or Peru. But all are remembered for giving their lives as a witness to their Gospel faith.