English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Friday, September 02, 2016

2nd September - Saint William of Roskilde - Independent Catholic News

2nd September - Saint William of Roskilde - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. This Anglo Saxon priest was chaplain to Canute, king of England and Denmark from 1016-1035. He accompanied him on several trips to Scandinavia and became so concerned about the ignorance and superstition there, he decided to stay behind and preach the Gospel. A caring and tireless pastor, William lived in Zeeland and eventually became bishop of Roskilde. In the early years he had many struggles with the fierce king

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Martyrs and Contemplatives

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Martyrs and Contemplatives: The Provost at the London Oratory writes about the martyrs of the past and the contemplatives of the present at Tyburn: Close to Marble...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bl. Richard Bere - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Bere - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Bere, Roman Catholic Monk and English Martyr. When he and his fellow monks voiced their opposition to the planned divorce of King Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon, they were starved to death in Newgate Prison. Feastday Aug.31

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

St. Richard Martin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Martin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Martin, Roman Catholic English Martyr, a devout Catholic. Arrested for giving shelter to priests, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tybum with Blesseds Richard Leigh, Edward Shelley, John Roche, Richard Flowers, and St. Margaret Ward. Feastday Aug.30

Bl. Richard Leigh - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Leigh - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Leigh, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, arrested for being a priest and, with Blesseds Richard Martin, Edward Shelley, John Roche, Richard Flowers, and St. Margaret Ward, was executed at Tybum. Feastday Aug.30

Bl. Edward Shelley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Shelley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Shelley, Roman Catholic English Martyr, He sheltered priests and was hung at Tyburn. Feastday Aug.30

30th August-St Margaret Clitherow, St Fiacre - Independent Catholic News

30th August
 - St Margaret Clitherow, St Fiacre - Independent Catholic News: Martyr. Margaret Clitherow was born in 1555, in Middleton, Yorkshire, into a Protestant family. Her father Thomas Middleton was Sheriff of York from 1564 to 1565. Margaret was married at the age of 15 to John Clitherow who had a thriving butchery trade; the couple had three children and lived in The Shambles. Although her husband remained a Protestant, Margaret converted to Roman Catholicism three years

Monday, August 29, 2016

Bl. Richard Herst - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Herst - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Herst, Roman Catholic English Martyr, hanged at Lancaster on August 29 because of his refusal to deny Catholicism. Feastday Aug.29

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bl. Thomas Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged at lsleworth, London. Feastday Aug.18

Bl. Robert Morton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Morton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Morton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was executed at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Feastday Aug.28

Bl. William Dean - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Dean - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Dean, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, originally a minister who was converted to Catholicism,  executed in Nile End Green, London.Feastday Aug.18

Bl. Hugh More - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Hugh More - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Hugh More, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr He was a native of Lincolnshire, educated at Oxford. After converting while at Reims, Hugh was martyred at Lincoln’s Inn Fields by hanging. Feastday Aug.18

Bl. William Guntei - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Guntei - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Guntei, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr of Wales. A native of Raglan, Gwent, Wales, he was a Catholic who received ordination at Reims, France, in 1587. He returned to England to work for the Catholic mission. Captured, he was hanged at Shoreditch. Feastday Aug 28

St. Edmund Arrowsmith - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edmund Arrowsmith - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Edmund Arrowsmith, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was convicted of being a Catholic priest, sentenced to death, and hanged, drawn, and quartered at Lancaster on August 28th. Feastday aug 28

Bl. Thomas Holford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Holford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Holford, Roman Catholic English Martyr. Raised a Protestant, he worked as a schoolmaster in Herefordshire until converting to the Catholic faith. He left England and was ordained at Reims in 1583. Going home, he labored in the areas around Cheshire and London until his arrest. He was hanged at Clerkenwell in London. Feastday Aug.28

Friday, August 26, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Coincidentally: Katherine of Aragon's Grave

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Coincidentally: Katherine of Aragon's Grave: When two stories about Katherine of Aragon's grave at Peterborough Cathedral appear in my in-box, I just can't ignore the coincid...

Bl. Thomas Percy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Percy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Percy, Roman Catholic English Martyr. For three years in prison, refusing fervently to abjure his faith in return for his freedom. Thomas was finally beheaded at York. Feastday Aug 26

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Elizabeth I and Her Catholic Subjects

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Elizabeth I and Her Catholic Subjects: Jessie Childs, the author of God's Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England , had this article ("Elizabeth I's War...