Mukdahan & The Seven Blessed Martyrs Of Song Khon.

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    Roughly 32 kms north of Mukdahan is an interesting Catholic Church & Memorial.

    There are two sites opposite each other across the street.

    The original site is the memorial site where 6 Catholic women were falsely believed to be spies for the French & executed by police in the Franco-Thai War.

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    The memorial site is where they were shot.

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    A seventh person, a Catechist Philip Siphong, who was shot 10 days earlier another nearby location is also honoured.
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    Letter of Sister Agnes Phila to the police before the execution

    To the Chief Police in Songkhon
    Yesterday evening you received your order to wipe out, definitely, the Name of God, the Only Lord of our lives and minds. We adore Him only, Sir. A few days earlier, you had mentioned to us that you would not wipe out the Name of God and we were rather pleased with that in such a way that we put away our religious habits which showed that we were His handmaids. But it not so today. We do profess that the religion of Christ is the only true religion. Therefore, we would like to give our answer to your question, asked yesterday evening which we did not have a chance to respond because we were unprepared for it. Now we would like to give you our answer. We are asking you to carry out your order with us. Please do not delay any longer. Please carry out your order. Please open the door of heaven to us so that we can confirm that outside the Religion of Christ no none can go to heaven. Please do it. We are well prepared. When we will be gone we will remember you. Please take pity on our souls. We will be thankful to you and will be grateful to you for it. And on the last day we will see each other face to face.

    Do wait and see, please. We keep your commands, oh God, we wish to be witnesses to You, dear God. We are: Agnes, Lucia, Phuttha, Budsi, Buakhai, Suwan. We would like to bring little Phuma along with us because we love her so much. We have already made up our minds, dear Sir.​

    Behind the memorial site there is also a cemetery
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    The Google Maps Location
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    Confusing as it is then, cross the main road & opposite is the main site now,.
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    It is claimed to be the largest and most beautiful Catholic Church in Southeast Asia. The church was constructed in honor of the 7 Christian Martyrs who sacrificed their lives to protect their religion.

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    The 7 martyrs along with their ashes inside wax figures are displayed in the rear of the Church.
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    Incredible. Such stories exist Worldwide, simply confirming the Ignorance and Brutality of all Religion! My Imaginary God is better than Your Imaginary God! Stupidity! And even today over 100 Years after, with all the Scientific knowledge We have the World is still having to Endure this Ignorance with the current Islamic Jihad of Stupidity against all who don't agree with Imaginary Fantasies! So Sad!
     
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