...and fear comes from a lack of trust in God, always.
Thank you for your very nice comments as always, Robert and Hannah. It is love that we lack when we are afraid--the love for Love(who is God)--for, as He told us, perfect love casts out fear. The source for the courage of the martyrs is Love; and it is the source of all courage. May He grant us the grace to bear all things well for love of Him.