English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bl. Philip Powell - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Philip Powell - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Philip Powell, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday June 30

Monday, June 27, 2016

St. John Southworth - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Southworth - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint John Southworth. Priest and martyr. He went overseas to study and was ordained in Douai in 1618. St John returned to England in 1627 and was soon arrested. He spent three years in prison - the first of several imprisonments. Most of his priestly work was carried out in Westminster. He was much loved for his ministry to the sick and dying, especially during the plague years. He continued his work until 1654, when he was arrested for the last time, tried and finally condemned to death. On this day, June 27 at the age of 62, he was hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, close to where Marble Arch now stands. St John was the last secular priest to suffer in this way. His body was taken to Douai, embalmed and buried. But when the seminary was demolished, during the French Revolution, his coffin was lost. It was accidentally discovered in 1927 and taken to St Edmund's College in Ware. Three years later St John's body was placed in a shrine at Westminster Cathedral, in the parish where he spent so much of his life. St John was canonised with the Forty Martyrs in 1970. He is a patron saint of priests. Feastday June 27

Thursday, June 23, 2016

St. Thomas Garnet - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Thomas Garnet - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Thomas Garnet, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, he was offered his life if he would take the oath, but he steadfastly refused, and was executed at the age of 32. Feastday June 23

23rd June 
- Saint Etheldreda, also known as St Audrey - Independent Catholic News

23rd June 
- Saint Etheldreda, also known as St Audrey - Independent Catholic News: Nun and foundress. Etheldreda was a seventh century queen, the daughter of Anna, King of East Anglia. In her younger days she had two arranged marriages before following her true desire, to be a nun. In 673 she founded the double monastery of Ely. Etheldreda lived an austere life of fasting and prayer. She died in 679, together with several other members of her community, of the plague which caused a swelling on her neck. She attributed this to

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

St. John Fisher - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Fisher - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Fisher, Roman Catholic Cardinal and English Martyr, condemned to be hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. King Henry commuted the sentence to that of beheading, Fisher's head was stuck upon a pole on London Bridge. Feastday June 22

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

St. John Rigby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Rigby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Rigby, Roman Catholic English Martyr, He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Southwark. Feastday June 21

21st June 
 - Saint Aloysius Gonzago - Independent Catholic News

21st June 
 - Saint Aloysius Gonzago - Independent Catholic News: Seminarian. Patron of youth. Born in 1568, Aloysius was a son of the Marquis of Castignlione. His mother was lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Spain. His parents wanted him to be a solder and as a young boy he used to take part in military parades. Once he set off a cannon without permission. Aloysius became a page in the court, but during a long illness he began to pray and read the lives of the saints. To his parents' indignation, he then announced to

Monday, June 20, 2016

20th June - 
 Saint Alban - Independent Catholic News

20th June - 
 Saint Alban - Independent Catholic News: The first martyr of Britain. Saint Alban was a Romano-Briton, living in Verulamium (now the city of St Albans). During the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian he is said to have sheltered a Christian priest, St Amphilbalus, who baptised him. When soldiers came looking for the priest, Alban dressed in his clothes to help him escape. He was arrested and after refusing to offer sacrifice, was killed by beheading in 209.

17 Irish Martyrs - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

17 Irish Martyrs - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Irish Catholic Martyrs were dozens of people who have been sanctified in varying degrees for dying for their Roman Catholic faith between 1537 and 1714 in Ireland. Feastday June 20

Bl. Conor O'Devany - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Conor O'Devany - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Conor O’Devany, Roman Catholic Bishop and Irish Martyr.  Bishop O'Devany was taken by the English authorities to a scaffold in Dublin to be executed on a trumped-up charge of treason. Having been offered a pardon at his trial if he would deny his faith, he had answered that he was resolved to die in defense of the Catholic faith. On the way to the scaffold, the bishop said to a priest facing martyrdom together with him (Blessed Patrick O'Loughran), "Come, my brave comrade, noble soldier of Christ, let us imitate as best we can the death of him who was led to the slaughter as the sheep before the shearer." As the bishop passed through Dublin's streets, Catholics emerged from their homes to kneel in reverence to their prelate. Following Bishop O'Devany's execution, a paralytic who had crawled to the scaffold to venerate his body was instantaneously cured. Feastday June 20

Bl. Thomas Whitbread - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Whitbread - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Whitbread Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday June20

Bl. William Harcourt - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Harcourt - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Harcourt, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, executed at Tyburn with five other Jesuits. Feastday June 20

Bl. Anthony Turner - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Anthony Turner - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Anthony Turner, Roman Catholic English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday June 20

Bl. John Fenwick & John Gavan - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Fenwick & John Gavan - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bls. John Fenwick & John Gavan Roman Catholic Jesuit Priests and English Martyrs. They were falsely charged with complicity in the Titus Qates Plot hysteria, and put to death at Tyburn with three Jesuit companions. Feastday June 20

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bl. Humphrey Middlemore - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Humphrey Middlemore - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Humphrey Middlemore, Roman Catholic Monk and English Martyr hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday June 19

Bl. Thomas Woodhouse - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Woodhouse - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Woodhouse, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. A resident of Lincolnshire, he received ordination as a secular priest and took up a post there. Forced to resign from this post, he became a tutor in Wales. He was arrested in 1561 for celebrating a Mass and was sent to Fleet Prison. During the period of his incarceration, which lasted twelve years, he entered the Society of Jesus Thomas was tried in 1570. He was hanged at Tyburn. Feastday June 19

Bl. William Exmew - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Exmew - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



William Exmew - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online) Bl. William Exmew, Roman Catholic Monk and English Martyr, refused to accept the reforms of King Henry VIII , William was executed with Blesseds Sebastian Newdigate and Humphrey Middlemore, condemned to death as traitors, and were hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday June 19

Bl. Sebastian Newdigate - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Sebastian Newdigate - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Sebastian Newdigate, Roman Catholic Monk and English Martyr, refused to accept the reforms of King Hemy VIII , Sebastian was executed with Blesseds William Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore, condemned to death as traitors, and were hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn

Feastday June 19