English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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


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