Catholic Dictionary

Baptism of Blood

A person (even an infant) who dies for the Faith before being baptized is said to have received the "Baptism of blood," i.e., the removal of sin and the bestowal of sanctifying grace that are the effects of the Sacrament of Baptism.

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