English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bl. William Marsden - Saints

Bl. William Marsden - Saints



Bl. Robert Anderton, and Bl. William Marsden Roman Catholic Priests and English Martyrs. Summoned to London, where they were examined upon the celebrated "bloody question", whether they would fight against the Pope, even if the quarrel were for purely religious causes. Though they acknowledged Elizabeth as their lawful queen in all temporal matters, they would not consent to the required test. The sentence was then confirmed, and a proclamation was published, explaining their guilt. They were taken back and executed near the place where they had been cast ashore, being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday April 25

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

St. Anselm - Saints

St. Anselm - Saints



Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Roman Catholic Priest, Archbishop of Canterbury and Doctor of The Church. Feastday April 21

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bl. John Finch - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Finch - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Finch, Roman Catholic Martyr of England. 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 April20

Bl. Robert Watkinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Watkinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

St. Francis Page - Saints

St. Francis Page - Saints



St. Francis Page, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Francis was a member of an English Protestant family of Harrow-on-the-Hill, in England. Reconciled to the Catholic faith, he was ordained in 1600 and sent from Douai, France, to England. He was arrested there two years later. While in prison, Francis entered the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. He was martyred at Tyburn, England, Feastday April 20

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bl. James Duckett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. James Duckett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bl. John Lockwood - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Lockwood - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Lockwood, Roman Catholic English Martyr, sometimes called John Lascelles. He was born in Sowerby, Yorkshire, and went to Rome to study for the priesthood as a mature man. He was ordained in 1597 returned to England the following year. He was arrested and banished in 1610 but returned to work until his arrest in 1642. At the age of eighty-one, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York with Blessed John Catherick. Feastday April 13

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

St. Henry Walpole - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Henry Walpole - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Henry Walpole, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered in York, England.Feastday April7


Bl. Edward Oldcorne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Oldcorne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Oldcorne, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He was then condemned to death at Worcester for alleged complicity in the Gunpowder Plot . Feastday Apr.7

Bl. Alexander Rawlins - Saints

Bl. Alexander Rawlins - Saints



Bl. Alexander Rawlins, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Missionary, and companion in death with Henry Walpole. Alexander was born in Worcestershire, England, where he was jailed twice for his fervent Catholicism. In 1589 he went to the English seminary in Reims and was ordained there in 1590. Returning to England the following year, Alexander was arrested. He was condemned to death and on April 7, 1595, and along with Henry Walpole was hanged, drawn, and quartered in York, England. Feastday April 7

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Martyrs of London - Saints

Martyrs of London - Saints



Martyrs of London, Three groups of Roman Catholic martyrs who were put to death in the late sixteenth century in London by English authorities. 1). Martyrs executed for treason, by virtue of their supposed complicity in the entirely spurious plot known as the “Conspiracy of Reims and Rome.” 2). A group that suffered martyrdom following the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the increase of anti-Catholic feeling in Elizabethan England. 3). A group suffering martyrdom as a result of the British government’s enforcement of anti-Catholic policies. Feastday April 5