English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Friday, May 27, 2016

27th May - Saint Augustine of Canterbury - Independent Catholic News

27th May - Saint Augustine of Canterbury - Independent Catholic News: Bishop and missionary. Known as the Apostle of the English, St Augustine was a Benedictine monk and Prior of St Andrew's in Rome when Pope Gregory the Great sent him with a band of 40 missionaries to evangelise England. They landed at Ebbsfleet near Ramsgate in 597. Augustine soon converted the local King Ethelbert whose wife Bertha, daughter of the King of Paris, was already Christian. Rather than ban pagan customs his

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Ten Reasons to Honor St. Edmund Campion: August 31...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Ten Reasons to Honor St. Edmund Campion: August 31...: Fresh from his latest torture session, bereft of books or any sources but his memory and his wit, the Jesuit priest Edmund Campion debated...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed John Forest, Observant Friar and Martyr

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed John Forest, Observant Friar and Martyr: Blessed John Forest was executed by being burned to death, suspended over the flames from a gibbet in chains on May 22, 1538 because he o...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Bl. Peter Wright - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Peter Wright - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Peter Wright, Roman Catholic English Jesuit Martyr, put to death at Tyburn by Oliver Cromwell . Feastday May 19

Bl. Peter Wright - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Peter Wright - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Peter Wright, Roman Catholic English Jesuit Martyr, put to death at Tyburn by Oliver Cromwell . Feastday May 19

Bl. Peter Wright - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Peter Wright - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Peter Wright, Roman Catholic English Jesuit Martyr, put to death at Tyburn by Oliver Cromwell . Feastday May 19

Thursday, May 19, 2016

19th May - Saint Dunstan - Independent Catholic News

19th May - Saint Dunstan - Independent Catholic News: Benedictine monk and reformer, archbishop of Canterbury. Patron of goldsmiths, jewellers and locksmiths. Born in 909 at Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury, he was educated at Glastonbury and then after a spell of working for his uncle, joined the court of King Athelstan. In 935 he was expelled for studying pagan poetry and being a musician. For a time he considered marriage, but eventually decided to become a priest. He lived for a while as

Monday, May 16, 2016

St. Simon Stock - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Simon Stock - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Simon Stock, Roman Catholic Carmelite Monk. July 16, 1251, at a time when the Carmelite Order was being oppressed. In it the Virgin Mary appeared to him holding the brown scapular in one hand. The Scapular of Mount Carmel,Feast May 16

English Historical Fiction Authors: Show Me the Money: Marriage Settlements in the Reg...

English Historical Fiction Authors: Show Me the Money: Marriage Settlements in the Reg...: by Maria Grace Even though the attitudes toward arranged marriages changed in the Regency era, and young people were, by and large, able ...

English Historical Fiction Authors: On the Trail of Dunmail

English Historical Fiction Authors: On the Trail of Dunmail: By Annie Whitehead The pass of Dunmail Raise connects Grasmere and Thirlmere, and it’s said that the cairn on the roadside there is the bu...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bl. John of Rochester - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John of Rochester - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John of Rochester, Roman Catholic Carthusian Monk and Martyr of England who died with Blessed James Walworth. He was born in Terling, Essex, and became a monk in the London Charterhouse. John was implicated in Blessed James Walworth's correspondence with the duke of Norfolk. He and James refused to take the Oath of Supremacy and were martyred at York and beatified in 1886. Feastday May 11

Monday, May 09, 2016

Bl. Thomas Pickering - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Pickering - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Pickering Roman Catholic English Benedictine martyr. He entered the Benedictines as a lay brother at Douai, France, and there took his vows in 1660. Going home to England, he became attached to the Benedictines in the service of the Chapel Royal of Queen Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II (r. 1660-1685). Arrested as part of the "Popish Plot," he was condemned and hanged at Tyburn. Feastday May 9