English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Saturday, May 23, 2015

St. William of Rochester - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. William of Rochester - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. William of Rochester, Roman Catholic Patron Saint of adopted children. William was a well-to-do burgher at Perth, Scotland. He went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem with his adopted son David who murdered him near Rochester, England. When a mentally deranged woman found his body and cared for it, she was miraculously cured of her mental problems. Feastday May 23

St. Julia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Julia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Julia, Roman Catholic Martyr she refused to sacrifice to Pagan Gods, disrespecting the state gods was a crime punishable by death, which the magistrate could only overlook at his own risk. Feastday May 23

23rd May - Saint William of Rochester - Independent Catholic News

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bl. John Forest - Saints

Bl. John Forest - Saints



Bl. John Forest, Roman Catholic Martyr of England, the confessor of the first wife of King Henry VIII, Queen Catherine of Aragon. He became a Franciscan at Greenwich at the age of seventeen and studied at Oxford. John opposed Henrys divorce and the suppression of religious orders. Because of this he was arrested at Newgate and ordered to agree to the Oath of Supremacy. Refusing, John was dragged on a hurdle to Smithfield and then burned to death at the stake. A wooden statue of St. Derfel was burned with John. Feastday May 22

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bl. Peter Wright - Saints

Bl. Peter Wright - Saints



Bl. Peter Wright, Roman Catholic English Jesuit Martyr, put to death at Tyburn by Oliver Cromwell. Feastday May 19

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bl. John of Rochester - Saints

Bl. John of Rochester - Saints



Bl. John of Rochester,Roman Catholic Carthusian Monk and Martyr of England who died with Blessed James Walworth. He was born in Terling, Essex, and became a monk in the London Charterhouse. John was implicated in Blessed James Walworth's correspondence with the duke of Norfolk. He and James refused to take the Oath of Supremacy and were martyred at York and beatified in 1886. Feastday May 11

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Bl. Thomas Pickering - Saints

Bl. Thomas Pickering - Saints



Blessed Thomas Pickering Roman Catholic Benedictine Martyr ad lay brother who served in England during the time of recusancy. He was martyred as a result of the fraudulent claims of Titus Oates that he was part of a plot to murder King Charles II. he entered the English Benedictine monastery of St. Gregory at Douai (now at Downside Abbey, Somerset) and took vows as a lay brother in 1660. In 1665, he was sent to London to be steward for the Benedictine monks who served the chapel of Catherine of Braganza, the Catholic wife of King Charles II. There he became known personally to the Queen and Charles II; and when in 1675, urged by the parliament, Charles issued a proclamation ordering the Benedictines to leave England within a fixed time, Pickering was allowed to remain, probably on the grounds that he was not a priest. In 1678, Titus Oates made claims of Catholic plots against the King's life, and Pickering was accused of being part of this conspiracy, along with with Ambrose Mac-Fall, George Terpitsas and George . At length Charles remitted the execution of the other two, hoping that this would satisfy the people and save Pickering from his fate. However, on 26 April 1679, the House of Commons petitioned for Pickering's execution. Charles yielded, and on 9 May 1679, Pickering was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn with Ambrose Mac-Fall, George Terpitsas and George Gervase. Feastday May 9

Thursday, May 07, 2015

St. John of Beverly - Saints

St. John of Beverly - Saints



St. John of Beverly, Roman Catholic Monk and Bishop. John was born at Harpham, Yorkshire, England. He studied under Adrian at St. Theodore's School in Kent, and on his returen to his native land, became a monk at Whitby. He was named bishop of Hexham in 687 and then transferred to York as metropolitan in 705, succeeding St. Bosa. John was known for his holiness, his preference for the contemplative life, and his miracles, many of which are recounted in Bede's Ecclesiastical History, the author of which he had ordained. In ill health, John resigned the bishopric of York in 717 and retired to Beverly Abbey, which he had founded, and remained there until his death on May 7. His shrine was for centuries one of the most popular pilgrim centers in England. He was canonized by Pope Benedict IX in 1037. Feastday May 7.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bl. Edward Jones - Saints

Bl. Edward Jones - Saints



Blessed Edward Jones and Anthony Middleton, Roman Catholic Priests and English Martyrs. The two men of God were hunted down and captured with the aid of spies posing as Catholics, and they were hanged before the very doors of the houses in Fleet Street and Clerkenwell where they were arrested. Their trial is regarded as full of irregularities; the reason for the summary justice dispensed to them was spelled out in large letters: "For treason and foreign invasion." After offering their death for the forgiveness of their sins, the spread of the true Faith, and the conversion of heretics. Feastday May 6