English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Thursday, July 30, 2015

31st July - St Ignatius Loyola - Independent Catholic News

31st July - St Ignatius Loyola - Independent Catholic News

Feastday 31st July - St Ignatius Loyola

Bl. Everard Hanse - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Everard Hanse - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Bl. Edward Powell - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Powell - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Bl. Thomas Abel - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Abel - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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. Richard Featherstone - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Featherstone - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bl. John Ingram - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Ingram - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Bl. William Ward - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Ward - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Friday, July 24, 2015

St. John Boste - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Boste - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Boste, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, he was crippled on the rack and returned to Dryburn near Durham. On July 24, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday July 24

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sts. Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Martyrs - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Martyrs - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priests and English Martyrs, they were tried for being priests and coming to England and Wales contrary to the provisions of the law, and were declared guilty of treason for exercising their priesthood. Feastday July 22

Sunday, July 19, 2015

St. John Plessington - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Plessington - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Plessington, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was imprisoned for two months, and then hanged, drawn and quartered for the crime of being a Catholic priest. Feastday July 19

Monday, July 13, 2015

Bl. Thomas Tunstal - Saints

Bl. Thomas Tunstal - Bl. Thomas Tunstal, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He spent six years in confinement until being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday July 13

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bl. David Gonson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. David Gonson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. David Gonson,  Roman Catholic Knight of St. John and English Martyr . David was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Southwark. Feastday July 12

St. John Jones - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Jones - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Jones, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. arrested, severely tortured and scourged kept in prison for two years, then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Southwark, London. John Jones' dismembered remains were fixed atop poles on roads leading to Newington and Lambeth. Feastday July 12

St. John Wall - Saints

St. John Wall - Saints



St. John Wall, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, and imprisoned for five months. He was martyred by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Redhill. Feastday July12

Thursday, July 09, 2015

St. Mary Hermina Grivot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary Hermina Grivot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Mary Hermina Grivot, Roman Catholic Nun and Martyr in China. Feastday: July 9

9th July - The Martyrs of Gorkum - Independent Catholic News

9th July - The Martyrs of Gorkum - Independent Catholic News





These were a group of nineteen Dutch religious, including Franciscans, Dominicans Premonstratensian Canons and diocesan priests who were hanged by militant Dutch Calvinists at Briel in 1572 during the war of independence with Spain.

After imprisonments and tortures, a mob hauled them before the fanatical pirate Admiral Lumey. William of Orange ordered their release and the local authorities deplored the arrest but to no avail. When the group refused to deny Catholic teaching on the Eucharist and the Papacy, they were tortured and hanged at a deserted monastery near Briel.

A shrub bearing 19 white flowers is said to have sprung up at the site of the martyrdom. Many miracles have been attributed to the intercession of the Gorkum martyrs, especially the curing of hernias.

The beatification of the martyrs took place on 14 November 1675, and their canonization on 29 June 1865. For many years the place of their martyrdom in Brielle has been the scene of numerous pilgrimages and processions. The reliquary of their remains is now enshrined in the Church of Saint Nicholas, Brussels, Belgium.

Bl. Adrian Fortescue - Saints

Bl. Adrian Fortescue - Saints



Bl. Adrian Fortescue, Roman Catholic English Martyr,  he refused to take the Oath of Supremacy supporting Henry VIII' s separation for Rome, Adrian was placed in the Tower of London. Permitted no trial and condemned by Parliament, Adrian was beheaded along with Thomas Dinglay. Feastday July9

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Saints & Angels - Catholic Online





St. Humphrey Lawrence, Roman Catholic English Martyr. He openly called Queen Elizabeth I a heretic and she had him arrested immediately. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Winchester. Feastday July 7

Bl. Ralph Milner - Saints

Bl. Ralph Milner - Saints



Bl. Ralph Milner, Roman Catholic English Martyr.  He was arrested the day he received his first Communion. A husbands man by trade, Ralph was allowed a leave from prison and aided priests and Catholics. He was executed at Winchester on July by being hanged, drawn, and quartered for giving assistance to Blessed Roger Dickenson. Feastday July 7

Monday, July 06, 2015

Bl. Thomas Alfield - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Alfield - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Alfield, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. While raised as an Anglican, he eventually was converted to Catholicism and left England to study for the priesthood at Douai and Reims, France, receiving ordination in 1581. Returning to England, he was soon arrested while handing out copies of the polemic True and Modest Defence by Dr. Allen. Condemned, he was hanged at Tyburn. Feastday July 6

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Bl. Edward Fulthrop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Fulthrop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Fulthrop, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was condemned as a Catholic priest. He was executed at York with three laymen, John Abbot, Thomas Warcop, and William Andleby. Feastday July 4