Patience, all who are now despised, for time is short; the fashion of this world passeth away! It is in the light of our Baptism that we must look upon those foolish men, who think themselves strong, because they are violent.
With regards to salvation, a baptized infant has the theological virtues infused into its soul, and immediately enters heaven after death. But can such an infant truly be called a martyr, if killed under certain circumstances?
The beatification is unprecedented as it marks the first time an entire family is so honored together, at least since the formalization of the canonization process. It is also the first time an unborn or newborn child was beatified as a martyr.
Hippolytus was dragged by wild horses over rocks and briars till his body was all torn; Cassian, who was a schoolmaster, was delivered by the judge to the children he had taught, and died of the thousands of wounds inflicted by their styluses.