English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Friday, January 19, 2018

St Wulfstan | ICN

St Wulfstan | ICN: Benedictine monk and bishop of Worcester. St Wulfstan was born of Anglo Saxon parents in 1008 at Itchington in Warwickshire. Educated at the abbeys...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Henry VIII's Last Victim, Henry Howard

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Henry VIII's Last Victim, Henry Howard: Henry Howard, the Earl of Surrey, Henry VIII's Last Victim ( according to Jessie Childs) was beheaded on January 19, 1547. His father...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Cecil's Reign of Terror; Henry IV's Assassin

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Cecil's Reign of Terror; Henry IV's Assassin: Just a reminder that Anna Mitchell and I will continue our discussion of Hilaire Belloc's  Characters of the Reformation , looking at wh...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

St Henry of Coquet Island | ICN

St Henry of Coquet Island | ICN: Henry was a 12th century Dane who decided to become a hermit abroad rather than go in to an arranged marriage that made him unhappy. The prior of T...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc's Views of Cecil and Henry IV of France

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc's Views of Cecil and Henry IV of France: Anna Mitchell and I will continue our discussion of Hilaire Belloc's Characters of the Reformation , looking at what he thinks of the...

Friday, January 12, 2018

St Ailred of Rievaulx | ICN

St Ailred of Rievaulx | ICN: Abbot and writer. St Ailred was the son of a priest, born in Hexham in 1110. After being educated at Durham he joined the household of David I, kin...

St. Margaret Bourgeoys, Roman Catholic Nun, foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, now part of Canada. Feastday January 12


St. Margaret Bourgeoys, Roman Catholic Nun, foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, now part of Canada. Feastday January 12

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blessed William Carter (c. 1548 – 11 January 1584) was a Roman Catholic English printer and martyr. He established his own printing press in London to publish Catholic literature for England’s persecuted Feastday Jan. 11

Blessed William Carter (c. 1548 – 11 January 1584) was a Roman Catholic English printer and martyr. He established his own printing press in London to publish Catholic literature for England’s persecuted Catholic population. His captors tortured him on a rack, questioning him about several chalices and vestments that had been entrusted to him for safekeeping, and about the books found in his possession, which contained Catholic prayers, meditations, and spiritual exercises. He was executed on the following day. Feastday Jan. 11

Monday, January 08, 2018

St Wulsin of Sherbourne | ICN

St Wulsin of Sherbourne | ICN: Abbot and bishop. Born in London towards the end of the first millennium, St Wulsin was made the first abbot of Westminster Abbey by St Dunstan, af...

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Happy Epiphany: The Magi, the Baptism, and the Wed...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Happy Epiphany: The Magi, the Baptism, and the Wed...: Today is the traditional day of Epiphany, although we will celebrate here it in the USA at Sunday Mass on January 8. Epiphany is one of ...