Holy Innocents Day Prayer God, innocent children have proclaimed your glory not in words but in the death as martyrs. You have rewarded these babies, who cannot yet utter the name of Jesus, with the glory of Heaven. With your Grace, help us to exhort you in real works, in all our lives, not just in words.
Holy innocents are called holy and innocent not because they did not sin. They are holy by the grace God has given them. The Church has always believed that those who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of faith, though not baptized, are in fact baptized by their death into Christ and with Christ. This is baptism by blood.