English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Bl. William Richardson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Richardson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Richardson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, executed at Tyburn by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. He was the last martyr in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603). Feastday February 7.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Bl. John Speed - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Speed - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Speed, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. He was executed at Durham for befriending Catholic priests. Feastday Feb.4

St. John Stone - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Stone - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Stone, Roman Catholic Augustinian friar and English Martyr, He was a friar at Canterbury who denied the Supremacy Act of King Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547) and was arrested and executed by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Canterbury. Feastday February 4

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

History of the Alexian Brothers

Bl. John Nelson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Nelson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Nelson, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He was arrested in London and martyred at Tyburn by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday February 3

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed John Nelson, SJ and the Trees of Tyburn

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed John Nelson, SJ and the Trees of Tyburn: According to the Jesuit Curia in Rome, today's martyr was not only a late vocation to the priesthood (after age 40) but a late join...

Monday, January 25, 2016

English Historical Fiction Authors: Laws Concerning Domestic Service

English Historical Fiction Authors: Laws Concerning Domestic Service: by Maria Grace Since few of us have experience with live-in domestic servants, it is difficult to get a really good sense of the nature of...

English Historical Fiction Authors: Banished: A Short History of Penal Transportation

English Historical Fiction Authors: Banished: A Short History of Penal Transportation: By Catherine Curzon Over the last couple of months, I have probed into the Neck Verse and some corporal and capital punishments handed ...

English Historical Fiction Authors: Steal a book, seven-years' hard labor overseas: Tr...

English Historical Fiction Authors: Steal a book, seven-years' hard labor overseas: Tr...: England, like many societies throughout history, has had to struggle with what to do with their criminal population. For a good chunk of Eng...

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pope Francis: Christian marriage is 'not an ideal for the few' - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis: Christian marriage is 'not an ideal for the few' - Independent Catholic News: On Friday, Pope Francis met the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, the Vatican court which mainly deals with marriage annulment cases. He told them the Church's teaching on marriage is not an 'ideal for the few,' but 'a reality that, in the grace of Christ, can be experienced by all the baptized.' In his address inaugurating the judicial year, Pope Francis said the court's role as Tribunal of the Family, and its role as Tribunal of the Truth of the Sacred Bond are complementary. 'The Church... can show the unfailing merciful love of God to families

25 January - Conversion of Saint Paul - Independent Catholic News

25 January - Conversion of Saint Paul - Independent Catholic News: Apostle of the Gentiles. This is one of the feast days celebrating the life of St Paul. Originally named Saul he was born a Jew in Tarsus. He grew to hate Christians because he believed they were perverting the truth of his his own faith. Saul was present at the stoning of the first martyr, St Stephen. After the body was removed Saul ravaged the church and went from house to house dragging out Christians and taking them to

English Historical Fiction Authors: A Recusant's Life in the 17th Century

English Historical Fiction Authors: A Recusant's Life in the 17th Century: by Deborah Swift In 1571  a law was passed making it treasonable to be under the authority of the Pope, including being Jesuit, being Roma...

Bl. John Grove - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Grove - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Grove, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr, He was executed at Tyburn for supposed complicity in the Popish Plot. Feastday Jan.24

Saturday, January 23, 2016

23 January - Venerable 

Mary Ward - Independent Catholic News

23 January - Venerable 

Mary Ward - Independent Catholic News: Today marks the anniversary of the birth of of Mary Ward, whose cause for Beatification is underway at the Vatican. She was born in 1585, into a family of Yorkshire recusants, outlaw Catholics refusing to conform to the state religion. Condemned to death in London for her work among underground Catholics, she fled to the continent with a group of companions in 1609, believing herself called to start a religious order for women

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Daily Reading for Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 HD