Josef Toufar (14 July 1902 Arnolec – 25 February 1950 Prague)
He was born into the family of an innkeeper and a peasant in the village of Arnolec in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands as the fourth of five children. His mother died at the age of thirty-three, and his father remarried. Joseph spent a normal childhood in the countryside, only differing from other children in that he liked to roleplay as a priest. He graduated from primary school in 1916, then worked on the family farm, with the exception of military service. After his father's death in 1927, he decided to take a spiritual path. After graduating from high school, he studied at the seminary in Hradec Králové, where he was ordained on 29 June 1940. Until 1948 he worked as a chaplain in Zahrádka near Ledče nad Sázavou. He was very popular and several local students opted for priesthood service under his influence, including the later rector of the Nepomucenum College in Rome, Karel Vrána. After the Communist coup Toufar was transferred to nearby Číhošť. A miracle happened in the local church on 11 December 1949, when a cross on the altar wavered during Toufar's sermon. Believers began to come to the place to see the place of the miracle. On 28 January 1950, Toufar was abducted by secret police State Security (StB) and taken to Valdice Prison, where he was brutally interrogated. The Communists wanted to use the events in Číhošť against the Catholic Church. Toufar was brought to Číhošť and forced to star in a forthcoming propaganda film. On 25 February 1950, his condition worsened and he was brought from prison to Prague, where he died during the operation. He was secretly buried under a false name in a mass grave in the Ďáblický cemetery. In 2013, the church began the process of his beatification. In July 2015, his remains were exhumed and buried in the church in Číhošť at the initiative of the writer Miloš Doležal.