Blessed Marcel Callo
Blessed Marcel Callo was born on December 6, 1921 in Rennes (France). For several years he was an altar boy and scout. After his studies, he began to work as a printer’s apprentice and joined the YCW (Young Catholic Workers). In 1943 he was drafted for compulsory service in Germany, where he continued with YCW activities, which led to his arrest by the Gestapo in April 1944. He died in the Mauthausen concentration camp on March 19, 1945. He was beatified by Pope St. John Paul II on October 4, 1987. His feast day is celebrated on March 19.
Member of the Scout Movement, the scarf was a symbol that this young man wore with love and represents his fidelity to his Scout charism
Lord our God,
you who gave the young Marcel Callo, your martyr,
the ardor of an apostle among the working class,
even in the concentration camps,
through his intercession, grant us the same enthusiasm and courage
to bear witness to our faith.
Through Christ our Lord.
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