I feel that reading the stories of the holy virgin martyrs, most notably the ones who died defending their purity such as St. Agnes and St. Maria Goretti, have greatly inspired me to chastity! I’ve made friends with them through prayer, they exert peer-pressure on me to be pure. Pure-pressure, if you will!
I’ve tried to inspire my little brother to chastity by telling him about these holy virgin martyrs, but they’re all female. Maybe he would be able to relate better to a male virgin martyr.
I’m looking for saints that follow the following criteria:
- Must be male
- Must be a virgin
- Must be a martyr
- The martyrdom must be in defense of chastity
So far, the only male saints I’ve found satisfying these criteria are the Uganda Martyrs, because they chose death rather than accepting the king’s homosexual advances. However, neither my brother nor I are homosexual, and neither were the Uganda Martyrs I suspect, so this story isn’t that inspiring to chastity.