English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Two Irish Martyrs, OFM

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Two Irish Martyrs, OFM: According to the Catholic Encyclopedia , Blessed Patrick O'Hely or O'Healy was: Bishop of Mayo, Ireland; d. At Kilmallock, Septe...

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Bl. John Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Feastday Aug 8

Bl. John Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. John nailed a copy of the Bull of Pope St. Pius V excommunicating Queen Elizabeth I to the doors of the bishop of London’s residence. Arrested and imprisoned, he was racked three times before being martyred in St. Paul’s churchyard. Feastday Aug 8

Friday, August 04, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Last Carthusian; Giles and Cecily (More) Heron...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Last Carthusian; Giles and Cecily (More) Heron...: In July, we had a cluster of English Catholic martyrs at the end of the month. The anniversaries of Supremacy, Recusant, and Popish Plot m...

Bl. William Horne, Roman Catholic Carthusian lay brother and English Martyr

Bl. William Horne, Roman Catholic Carthusian lay brother and English Martyr. A member of the London Charterhouse of the Carthusians, he was arrested for opposing the religious policies of King Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547), which included the imprisonment of Catholics and the destruction of monasteries. William was executed at Tyburn with two companions. Feastday Aug. 4

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Bl. Thomas Welbourne, Roman Catholic School master and English Martyr. He worked as a schoolmaster until his arrest for preaching the Catholic faith. He was arrested and condemned with Blesseds John Fuithering and William Brown. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Aug. 1

Bl. Thomas Welbourne, Roman Catholic School master and English Martyr. He worked as a schoolmaster until his arrest for preaching the Catholic faith. He was arrested and condemned with Blesseds John Fuithering and William Brown. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Aug. 1

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bl. Richard Featherstone, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr.

Bl. Richard Featherstone, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Richard served as a chaplain to Queen Catherine of Aragon and tutor to the princess Mary I. In the crisis which attended the king's efforts to secure divorce from his wife, Richard spoke openly in her defense and was arrested for treason and executed at Tyburn. Feastday July 30

Bl. Everard Hanse, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr

Bl. Everard Hanse, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, raised a Protestant in Northhamptonshire, England, studied at Cambridge, and was ordained a minister. In 1568, he converted to the Church and went to Reims, France, where he was ordained in 1581. Returning as a missionary, Everard was arrested and condemned. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn on July 31. Feastday July 30

Bl. Thomas Abel, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr,

Bl. Thomas Abel, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, Arrested by English authorities for denying the spiritual supremacy of the king, he was incarcerated in the Tower of London for six years, finally receiving execution at Smithfield. His act of attainder states that he and three others "have most traitorously adhered themselves unto the bishop of Rome, being a common enemy unto your Majesty and this your Realm, refusing your Highness to be our and their Supreme Head of this your Realm of England". Abel was sentenced to "be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution, there to be hanged, cut down alive, your members to be cut off and cast in the fire, your bowels burnt before your eyes, your head smitten off, your body to be quartered at the King's will, and God have mercy on your soul." Feastday July 30

Bl. Edward Powell, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr

Bl. Edward Powell, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, a councilor to Queen Catherine of Aragon, wife of King Henry VIII. A Welshman. opposed the spiritual supremacy of Henry VIII. For this he spent six years in prison before being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Smithfield, London. Feastday July 30

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bl. William Ward, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. On July 26, he was executed at Tyburn. Feastday July 26

Bl. William Ward, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. On July 26, he was executed at Tyburn. Feastday July 26

Bl. John Ingram, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday July 26                     

Bl. John Ingram, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday July 26                     

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. James Priory and the Dudley Family

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. James Priory and the Dudley Family: In honor of the Feast of St. James the Greater, some words about the Cluniac Priory of St. James in the West Midlands founded by Gervase P...