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English Saints and Martyrs

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Silence of St. Nicholas Owen

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Silence of St. Nicholas Owen: St. Nicholas Owen, SJ, the Jesuit lay brother and carpenter extraordinaire, died under torture on March 22, 1606. The Jesuits in Britain ...

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Saint Nicholas Owen - Independent Catholic News

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Saint Nicholas Owen - Independent Catholic News: Jesuit lay-brother, martyr. There is no record of his family, birthplace, date of birth, or baptism. Nicholas had been a servant of the Society of Jesus and joined the order around 1580. At the execution of St Edmund Campion he openly declared him innocent and was imprisoned. After his release he served the priests Henry Garnett and John Gerard for eighteen years. He was captured again with with Fr John, escaped from the Tower, and helped the escape of Father Gerard.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

21st March - Saint Enda - Independent Catholic News

21st March - Saint Enda - Independent Catholic News: Abbot. Born in Co Meath, during the 6th century, Enda was a boy soldier who became a monk. He was trained at St Ninian's monastery in Whithorn, Galloway and then returned to Drogheda and founded monastic communities in the Boyne valley, before settling in Inishmore in the Aran Islands. This became his base. Many monks came to to join him there including Ciaran of Clonmacnoise.

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Book Review: The She-Apostle by Glyn Redworth

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Book Review: The She-Apostle by Glyn Redworth: Book Description by OUP: Before dawn one morning in June 1612, an elderly Frenchman took charge of a carriage carrying a precious cargo near...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blesseds Pilchard, Pike, and Flathers at Dorcheste...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blesseds Pilchard, Pike, and Flathers at Dorcheste...: Both of these priestly martyrs had been arrested and banished, but returned to England and suffered martyrdom when arrested again, one d...

Monday, March 20, 2017

20th March - Saint Cuthbert - Independent Catholic News

20th March - Saint Cuthbert - Independent Catholic News: Monk and bishop. Born in 634 on the tiny island of Farne, St Cuthbert was most likely a Northumbrian Englishman. As a young shepherd boy by Leader Water he saw a vision, Bede writes, of angels taking the soul of St Aiden to heaven. Later he became a monk under St Eata at Melrose. For years he undertook long journeys on horseback and on foot, ministering to the remotest parts of the country between Berwick and Galloway, and keeping the spirit of Christianity alive in them. In 664 he accompanied St Eata to Lindisfarne and extended his work south to Durham.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

18th March - Saint Edward the Martyr - Independent Catholic News

18th March - Saint Edward the Martyr - Independent Catholic News: King. Edward was born in 862, the son of the English King Edgar and his first wife. He succeeded his father in 965. Three years later, when he was just 15 or 16, he was assassinated at Corfe in Dorset, in 978 and quietly buried at Wareham. It is said that he was on his way to visit his half brother Etheldred, when he was set upon by Etheldred's retainers and stabbed before he could dismount from his horse.

18th March - Saint Edward the Martyr - Independent Catholic News

18th March - Saint Edward the Martyr - Independent Catholic News: King. Edward was born in 862, the son of the English King Edgar and his first wife. He succeeded his father in 965. Three years later, when he was just 15 or 16, he was assassinated at Corfe in Dorset, in 978 and quietly buried at Wareham. It is said that he was on his way to visit his half brother Etheldred, when he was set upon by Etheldred's retainers and stabbed before he could dismount from his horse.

Friday, March 17, 2017

17th March - Saint Patrick - Independent Catholic News

17th March
 - Saint Patrick - Independent Catholic News: Fifth century bishop. Patron of Ireland. St Patrick was a Roman Briton, born somewhere on the west coast, between the Clyde and the Severn estuary. His father Calpurnius, was a civil official and a deacon. His grandfather was a priest. When Patrick was 16, he was captured by slave traders, and taken to Ireland where he was used as a herdsman, traditionally at Slemish in Antrim.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: From The Reformation to the Present Day

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: From The Reformation to the Present Day: AN Wilson reviews Roy Hattersley's The Catholics: The Church and its People in Britain and Ireland, from the Reformation to the Prese...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Abbot’s Kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Abbot’s Kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey: by Mary F. Burns Nearly all the information is this post taken from a printed pamphlet displayed for public education in the Abbot’s Ki...