Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On Fortitude And Temperance
Q[124] Of Martyrdom
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We must now consider martyrdom, under which head there are five points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether martyrdom is an act of virtue?

A[2] Of what virtue is it the act?

A[3] Concerning the perfection of this act;

A[4] The pain of martyrdom;

A[5] Its cause.