For 30 years, St. Marcus refrained from receiving the Eucharist, though he continued to attend daily Mass. During China’s Boxer Rebellion, he was arrested along with nine family members. Marcus was the last to be beheaded; he didn’t want anyone else to die alone.
St. Marcus Ji Tianxiang, your example inspires me
not to let people—even priests—get between me and my faith.
Forgive a priest, nun, or other Church authority who you believe behaves like a Pharisee at times.