English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Monday, April 25, 2016

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Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Abbey of Romsey and St. Etheldreda

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Abbey of Romsey and St. Etheldreda: The BBC reports on efforts to identify whose hair was found in a coffin under Romsey Abbey in the nineteenth century. There have been theo...

St. Mark - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mark - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Mark, The second Gospel was written by St. Mark, who, in the New Testament, is sometimes called John Mark. Both he and his mother, Mary, were highly esteemed in the early Church, and his mother's house in Jerusalem served as a meeting place for Christians there. St. Mark was associated with St. Paul and St. Barnabas (who was Mark's cousin) on their missionary journey through the island of Cyprus. Later he accompanied St. Barnabas alone. We know also that he was in Rome with St. Peter and St. Paul. Tradition ascribes to him the founding of the Church in Alexandria. St. Mark wrote the second Gospel, probably in Rome sometime before the year 60 A.D.; he wrote it in Greek for the Gentile converts to Christianity. Feastday April 25

Bl. William Marsden - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Marsden - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Forty Martyrs of England, Day by Day

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Forty Martyrs of England, Day by Day: The Catholic Truth Society , which used to offer a little booklet on the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, has been counting down to the...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

24 April 

Saint Mellitus - Independent Catholic News

24 April 

Saint Mellitus - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. Saint Mellitus was one of the second band of missionaries sent from Rome to England by Pope Gregory I. He took with him a letter advising Augustine not to destroy the temples of the Saxons, but only their idols. The temples he was told, should be turned into churches, and the pagan feasts adapted to Christian purposes. In 604 he was consecrated the first bishop of the East Saxons, with his see in London. He converted the King Sabert, but not his sons. When the king died they drove Mellitus out, after he refused their demand to give them the 'white bread' (the Eucharist).

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven (7) Martyrs on April 20: 1584, 1586, 1602

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven (7) Martyrs on April 20: 1584, 1586, 1602: Even though there are seven Catholic martyrs today, Annie Mitchell and I are only able to discuss two of them this morning on the Son Rise M...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven (7) Martyrs on April 20: 1584, 1586, 1602

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven (7) Martyrs on April 20: 1584, 1586, 1602: Even though there are seven Catholic martyrs today, Annie Mitchell and I are only able to discuss two of them this morning on the Son Rise M...

St. Anselm - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Anselm - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

21 April 
 - Saint Beuno - Independent Catholic News

21 April 
 - Saint Beuno - Independent Catholic News: 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, near the present village of Llanfeuno. His main work was at Clynnog Fawr in Gwynedd where he founded a monastery. There are records of other churches and communities founded by him or his disciples, in central east Wales, in Clwyd and a large

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

St. Francis Page - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Francis Page - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

St. Francis Page - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Francis Page - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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 - 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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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

St. Alphege - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Alphege - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Alphege of Canterbury, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. When in 1011 Canterbury was overrun by Danish invaders, who began to slaughter the townspeople, the archbishop presented himself to the Danes, declaring, “Spare those poor innocent victims. Turn your fury rather against me.” Alphege was thereupon consigned to a dungeon. Afterward, an epidemic among the Danes frightened them into releasing him. Newly freed, Alphege obtained the healing of many victims of the epidemic by his prayers and by distributing to them blessed bread. Despite this, the Danes later stoned and axed him to death in Greenwich. But eleven years later, it was to be a Danish king, Canute, who would honorably transfer Alphege’s body to Canterbury.Feastday April 19

Sunday, April 17, 2016

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17 April - St Stephen Harding - Independent Catho

17 April - St Stephen Harding - Independent Catho: 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, becoming a monk at Molesme in Burgundy. In 1098 he went to Citeaux, with a group of other monks. In 1106 he became the third abbot there. St Stephen was an important reformer of the Cistercian order. His early years at Citeaux were difficult, but when St Bernard and his followers joined the community in 1112, good order was established and he went on to set up many more Cistercian houses.

English Historical Fiction Authors: "Stone walls do not a prison make": The Infamous W...

English Historical Fiction Authors: "Stone walls do not a prison make": The Infamous W...: By Nancy Bilyeau This post is an EHFA Editor's choice. It was first published on December 28, 2013 In 1663, in the flush of the Res...