English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Monday, August 31, 2015

Bl. Richard Bere - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Bere - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Bere, Roman Catholic Monk and English Martyr. When he and his fellow monks voiced their opposition to the planned divorce of King Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon, they were starved to death in Newgate Prison. Feastday Aug 31

Sunday, August 30, 2015

St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus, Martyrs in Spain, they were hermits who resided in the area around Burgos, in Old Castile, who were put to death by Muslim Moors. Feastday Aug 30



St. Pelagius of Cordova, Martyr in Cordoba, Spain. Also called Pelayo, he was a young boy of Asturias who was left by his uncle as a hostage to the Moors of Cordoba. As he remained un-ransomed for three years, the Cordoban ruler Emir Abd al-Rahman III offered to free him if he would but renounce his Christianity and become a Muslim. He refused, and the emir ordered him tortured. Pelagius died after six hours of agony. Rhoswitha of Gandersheim, a Benedictine poetess, composed a poem in his honor. Feastday Aug 30




St. Richard Martin - Bl. Richard Leigh Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Martin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Martin, Roman Catholic English Martyr, a devout Catholic. Arrested for giving shelter to priests, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn with Blesseds Richard Leigh, Edward Shelley, John Roche, Richard Flowers, and St. Margaret Ward. Feastday Aug 30



Bl. Richard Leigh, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, arrested for being a priest and, with Blesseds Richard Martin, Edward Shelley, John Roche, Richard Flowers, and St. Margaret Ward, was executed at Tyburn. Feastday Aug 30

Bl. Edward Shelley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Shelley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Shelley, Roman Catholic English Martyr, He sheltered priests and was hung at Tyburn. Feastday Aug 30

Bl. Richard Herst - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Herst - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Herst, Roman Catholic English Martyr, hanged at Lancaster on August 29 because of his refusal to deny Catholicism. He was offered his freedom if he took the Oath of Supremacy but declined. Feastday Aug 29

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bl. Hugh More - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Hugh More - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Hugh More, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr He was a native of Lincolnshire, educated at Oxford. After converting while at Reims, Hugh was martyred at Lincoln’s Inn Fields by hanging. Feastday Aug 28

Bl. Robert Morton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Morton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Morton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was executed at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Feastday Aug 28

Bl. Thomas Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged at lsleworth, London. Feastday Aug 28

Bl. Thomas Holford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Holford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Holford, Roman Catholic English Martyr. Raised a Protestant, he worked as a schoolmaster in Herefordshire until converting to the Catholic faith. He left England and was ordained at Reims in 1583. Going home, he labored in the areas around Cheshire and London until his arrest. He was hanged at Clerkenwell in London. Feastday Aug 28

St. Edmund Arrowsmith - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edmund Arrowsmith - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Edmund Arrowsmith, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was convicted of being a Catholic priest, sentenced to death, and hanged, drawn, and quartered at Lancaster on August 28th. Feastday aug 28

Bl. John Roche & Margaret Ward - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Roche & Margaret Ward - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Roche s pardon and promise to go to church; to which they replied that they had done nothing that could reasonably offend her Majesty, and that it was against their conscience to attend a protestant church. So they were condemned. These martyrs, who suffered with such firm constancy and patience, were forbidden to speak to the people from the scaffold because their persecutors were afraid of the impression they would make. Feastday Aug 28

Bl. William Dean - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Dean - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Dean, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, originally a minister who was converted to Catholicism, executed in Nile End Green, London. Feastday Aug 28

Bl. William Guntei - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Guntei - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Guntei, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr of Wales. A native of Raglan, Gwent, Wales, he was a Catholic who received ordination at Reims, France, in 1587. He returned to England to work for the Catholic mission. Captured, he was hanged at Shoreditch. Feastday Aug 28

Thursday, August 27, 2015

St. Margaret the Barefooted - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Margaret the Barefooted - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Margaret the Barefooted-Roman Catholic Laywoman Wife and model of charity. She was born into a poor family at San Severino, Ancona, Italy. Married at fifteen, she suffered through ill treatment from her husband with prayer, while begging alms for the poor and sick. She walked as barefooted as the lowliest beggar. Feastday Aug 27
Patron of brides, difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bl. Thomas Percy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Percy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Percy, Roman Catholic English Martyr. For three years in prison, refusing fervently to abjure his faith in return for his freedom. Thomas was finally beheaded at York. Feastday Aug 26

Saturday, August 22, 2015

St. John Kemble - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Kemble - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Kemble, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. At the age of eighty-one, he was arrested at Pembridge Castle, the home of his brother. He was falsely charged in the Titus Qates Plot and condemned for being a Catholic. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Hereford. Feastday Aug 22

Bl. Richard Kirkman - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Kirkman - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Kirkman, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was arrested near Wakefield. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered near York with Blessed William Lacey, on August 22, for denying the supremacy of Queen Elizabeth I as head of the Church of England. Feastday Aug 22

Bl. William Lacey - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Lacey - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Lacey, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was arrested in York Prison while participating in the Eucharistic ceremony being sung in the cell of Blessed Thomas Bell. Condemned, he was executed at Knavesmaire ,just outside of York with Blessed Richard Kirkman. Feastday Aug 22

Thursday, August 06, 2015

St. Hormisdas Pope - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Hormisdas Pope - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online
St. Hormisdas Roman Catholic Pope from 514-523, successor to St. Symmachus, and father of Pope St. Silverius Born in Frosinone, Campagna di Roma, Italy, he was an Italian, although he had a Persian name. Married and widowed prior to ordination, he succeeded St. Symmachus on July 21, 514. One of his great achievements was the ending of the Acacian Schism which had divided the Eastern and Western Churches since 484. The Church in Constantinople was reunited to Rome in 519 as a result of the confession called the Formula of Hormisdas. This document was signed by Patriarch John of Constantinople and 250 Eastern bishops. Hormisdas also received Laurentian schismatics into the Church and secured the acceptance of the Tome of Leo I and the decrees of the Council of Chalcedon and the recognition of the authority of the Holy See over the universal Church. Feastday Aug. 6

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

St. Addal - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Addal - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Addal, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. A disciple of Christ sent by St. Thomas to the court of King Abgar the Black, the second century Osroene ruler. Legendary accounts claim Abgar wrote to Christ asking Jesus to cure him of an intolerable and incurable illness. Feastday Aug. 5

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Bl. William Horne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Horne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

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