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(CNSNews.com) – James Foley, a freelance journalist for   the Globalpost news service who was beheaded by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), prayed the Rosary aloud with his fellow captives when he was imprisoned for six weeks by Muslim extremists in Libya in 2011.

“It felt energizing to speak our weaknesses and hopes together, as if in a conversation with God, rather than silently and alone.” Foley later recounted in an article for the Marquette University alumni magazine.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/lauretta-brown/beheaded-journalist-prayed-rosary-aloud-during-prior-libyan-captivity

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Re: Beheaded Journalist Prayed Rosary Aloud During Prior Libyan Captivity
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 10:49:19 AM »
So sad. Lord have mercy.


The Marquette University article had this wonderful quote from him.

'If nothing else, prayer was the glue that enabled my freedom, an inner freedom first and later the miracle of being released during a war in which the regime had no real incentive to free us. It didn’t make sense, but faith did.'


http://www.marquette.edu/magazine/recent.php?subaction=showfull&id=1318951203&archive
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Re: Beheaded Journalist Prayed Rosary Aloud During Prior Libyan Captivity
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 12:57:12 PM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: Beheaded Journalist Prayed Rosary Aloud During Prior Libyan Captivity
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 12:59:54 PM »
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Re: Beheaded Journalist Prayed Rosary Aloud During Prior Libyan Captivity
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 02:14:23 PM »
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Re: Beheaded Journalist Prayed Rosary Aloud During Prior Libyan Captivity
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 04:36:46 PM »
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