English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Saturday, April 21, 2018

St Beuno | ICN

St Beuno | ICN: Abbot. St Beuno lived in Wales during the 6th century. According to his Life, written 800 years later, he was born and educated in Herefordshire, n...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Bl. John Finch, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr

Bl. John Finch, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. He was a yeoman farmer of Eccleston, Lancashire, who returned to the Church. He harbored priests and acted as a clerk and catechist. John was arrested and tried with Blessed James Bell. They were executed at Lancaster. Feastday April 20



Bl. Robert Watkinson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr.

Bl. Robert Watkinson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Born at Hemingborough, Yorkshire, he left England and studied at Douai, France, and then Rome in preparation for his ordination in 1602 in Arras, France. Sent home to work for the reconversion of England, he was arrested almost immediately and executed at Tyburn. Robert was hanged, drawn, and quartered on April 20, with Blessed Francis Page. Feastday April 20

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: April 20, Part One: The Nun of Kent

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: April 20, Part One: The Nun of Kent: April 20 is quite a day for executions during the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Every thirty minutes this morning, I will have a n...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: April 20, Part Two: Blesseds James Bell and John F...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: April 20, Part Two: Blesseds James Bell and John F...: These two beatified martyrs had been born in Catholic England but had conformed to the Elizabethan Church of England. After reverting, the...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: April 20, Part Three: Blesseds Richard Sergeant an...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: April 20, Part Three: Blesseds Richard Sergeant an...: The second set of beatified martyrs today have connections with Anne and Roger Line, two Catholic converts who married and were both disinhe...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: April 20, Part Four: Blesseds Watkinson and Page a...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: April 20, Part Four: Blesseds Watkinson and Page a...: Blessed Francis Page, SJ was born in Antwerp of English Protestant parents. He went to England and fell in love with Catholic girl who wou...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

St Alphege | ICN

St Alphege | ICN: Bishop and martyr. St Alphege was born in 954. He became a monk first at Deerhurst and then Bath. In 984 he was made bishop of Winchester, where he...

Bl. James Duckett, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. Feastday April19

Bl. James Duckett, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. After being drawn to Catholicism, he refused to attend Protestant services and passed two terms in prison. He then took instructions and was baptized. James went to London, where he spent more time in prison and distributed Catholic materials. Arrested for his faith, he was imprisoned for nine years before his execution at Tyburn.Feastday April19

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

St Laisren | ICN

St Laisren | ICN: Irish monk. This 7th century saint was born in Ireland and is venerated in Ireland and Scotland. He was abbot of Old Leighlan, Co Carlow, founder o...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

St Stephen Harding | ICN

St Stephen Harding | ICN: Abbot. St Stephen was probably born in Dorset, during the last part of the 11th century. He studied at Sherbourne Abbey and then travelled abroad, ...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

St Ruadhan | ICN

St Ruadhan | ICN: Monk. This sixth century Irish saint was the founder and abbot of Lothra in Co Tipperary. Coming from a royal Munster family, he studied under St F...

Saturday, April 14, 2018

St Caradoc | ICN

St Caradoc | ICN: Welsh monk. Born at the end of the ninth century in South Wales, Caradoc came from a moderately wealthy family. As a young man he lived at the cour...