English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bl. William Filby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Filby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Filby, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr executed at Tyburn with three companions on May 30. Feastday May 30

Bl. Lawrence Richardson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Lawrence Richardson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Lawrence Richardson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr executed at Tyburn Feastday May 30

Bl. Thomas Cottam - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Cottam - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Cottam, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr executed at Tyburn with three companions on May 30. Feastday May 30

Bl. Maurus Scott - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Maurus Scott - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Maurus Scott Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday May 30

Bl. Richard Newport - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Newport - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Newport, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn, for being a Roman Catholic priest. Feastday May 30

St. Luke Kirby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Luke Kirby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Luke Kirby, Roman Catholic English Martyr, imprisoned in the Tower of London and subjected to the infamous device “Scavenger’s Daughter.” a hideous form of torture executed at Tyburn. Feastday May 30

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bl. Richard Thirkeld - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Thirkeld - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Thirkeld, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, Ordained in 1579, he went back to England and served the Catholics in the area around Yorkshire until his execution for being a priest on May 29 at York. Feastday May29

Martyrs of Toulouse - Saints

Martyrs of Toulouse - Saints



Martyrs of Toulouse, Roman Catholic Martyrs. Twelve martyrs put to death by Albigensian heretics nearToulouse, France, on the eve of the feast of the Ascension. Four diocesan priests, three Dominicans, two Benedictines, two Franciscans, and one layman died singing the Te Deum. Feastday May29

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bl. Thomas Ford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Ford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Ford, Roman Catholic Priest English Martyr, martyred at Tyburn by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. (HDQ) Feastday May 28

Bl. Robert Johnson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Johnson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Johnson, Roman Catholic Priest English Martyr, martyred at Tyburn by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. (HDQ) Feastday May 28

Bl. John Shert - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Shert - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Shert, Roman Catholic Priest English Martyr, martyred at Tyburn by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. (HDQ) Feastday May 28

Bl. Margaret Pole - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Margaret Pole - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Margaret Pole, Roman Catholic English Martyr, imprisoned in the Tower of London for two years and then beheaded on May 28. She was never given a legal trial and was seventy years old when martyred. Feastday May 29

Lady Margaret


Pope reflects on 'the Church of martyrs' - Independent Catholic News

Pope warns against being 'halfway Christians' - Independent Catholic News

Pope warns against being 'halfway Christians' - Independent Catholic News



Following Jesus from the human point of view is not a good deal: it's serving. He did so, and if the Lord gives you the opportunity to be the first, you have to act like the last one, that is, in service. And if the Lord gives you the ability to have possessions, you have to act in service, that is, to others. There are three things, three steps that take us away from Jesus: wealth, vanity and pride. This is why they are so dangerous, the riches, because they immediately make you vain and you think you are important. And when you think you are important, you lose your head and you lose yourself."

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

St. Augustine of Canterbury - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Augustine of Canterbury - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Augustine of Canterbury, Roman Catholic, Benedictine monk and the first Archbishop of Canterbury (597). He is considered the "Apostle to the English" and a founder of the
English Church. Feastday May27

Monday, May 25, 2015

Venerable Bede - Saints

Venerable Bede - Saints



Venerable Bede, Roman Catholic Monk and Doctor of The Church. He is considered one of the most learned men of his time and a major influence on English literature. His best-known work is HISTORIA ECCLESIASTICA, a history of the English Church and people, which he completed in 731. It is an account of Christianity in England up to 729 and is a primary source of early English history. Called "the Venerable" to acknowledge his wisdom and learning, the title was formalized at the Council of Aachen in 853. He was a careful scholar and distinguished stylist, the "father" of English history, the first to date events anno domini (A.D.), and in 1899, was declared the only English doctor of the Church. Feastday May 25

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

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Bl. John Haile - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Haile - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Haile, Roman Catholic English Priest and Martyr a companion in death of St. John Houghton at Tyburn. He was an elderly secular priest, the vicar of Isleworth, Middlesex, when he was arrested by King Henry VIII’s men. John was executed at Tyburn. Feastday May 5

Bl. John Haile - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Haile - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Haile, Roman Catholic English Priest and Martyr a companion in death of St. John Houghton at Tyburn. He was an elderly secular priest, the vicar of Isleworth, Middlesex, when he was arrested by King Henry VIII’s men. John was executed at Tyburn. Feastday May 5

Monday, May 04, 2015

St. Robert Lawrence - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Robert Lawrence - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Robert Lawrence, Roman Catholic English  Carthusian monk and Martyr. when King Henry VIII of England broke with Rome and launched the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Robert went with St. John Houghton to see Thomas Cromwell, who had them arrested and placed in the Tower of London. When they refused to sign the Oath of Supremacy, they were hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, making them among the first Carthusian martyrs in England. Feastday May 4

St. Richard Reynolds - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Reynolds - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Reynolds, Roman Catholic English Brigittine monk and Martyr. He was martyred on 4 May 1535 alongside the Carthusian priors John Houghton, Robert Lawrence, and Augustine Webster (a monk of Sheen Priory in Richmond), by drawing and quartering at Tyburn Tree in London after being dragged through the streets. Also martyred with them on that day was Blessed John Haile the parish priest of Isleworth. The quarters of the body of St. Richard – the first man to refuse the oath – were chopped to pieces and hung in different parts of London. Feastday May 4

Forty Martyrs of England & Wales - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Forty Martyrs of England & Wales - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



The Forty Martyrs of England and Wales comprise a group of Catholic men and women who were executed for treason and related offences in the Kingdom of England between 1535 and 1679. Many were convicted at show trials or even without a trial. All were subjected to the religiously oppressive regimes of the Tudor and Stuart periods. Feastday May 4

85 Martyrs of England and Wales - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

85 Martyrs of England and Wales - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



The Eighty-five Martyrs of England and Wales are a group of men who were executed on charges of treason and related offences in the Kingdom of England between 1584 and 1679. Feastday May4

St. John Payne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Payne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Payne, Roman Catholic English priest and Martyr, he was condemned to death and hanged, drawn, and quartered at Chelmsford.Feastday May 4

St. Augustine Webster - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Augustine Webster - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Augustine Webster,One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, canonized in 1970. Augustine was a Carthusian prior of the Charterhouse at Axholme, England. He was arrested in London and martyred at Tyburn. He was imprisoned on the orders of Thomas Cromwell when he refused to take the Oath of Supremacy and was hanged, beheaded and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday May 4

Martyrs of the Carthusian Order - Saints

Martyrs of the Carthusian Order - Saints



Bl. Carthusian Martyrs, English monks of the Carthusian Order put to death by King Henry VIII because of their continued allegiance to the pope and the authority of the Holy See. Feastday May 4