English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

St. Thomas Becket - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Thomas Becket - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Thomas Becket, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was murdered by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after his death, he was canonised by Pope Alexander III. Feastday Dec 29

Bl. William Howard - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Howard - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Howard, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was arrested on the false accusation of complicity in the so-called Popish Plot and imprisoned for two years before finally being beheaded on Tower Hill. Feastday Dec 29

Friday, December 11, 2015

12th February - Blessed James Fenn and Companions - Independent Catholic News

12th February - Blessed James Fenn and Companions - Independent Catholic News



Martyrs. Born in 1540, James Fenn came from Montacute, near Yeovil in Somerset. His brothers John and Robert were both priests. He studied at Corpus Christi College in Oxford where he was known as a fine singer - but he was expelled when he refused to take the oath of supremacy declaring Queen Elizabeth head of the Church. He subsequently became a schoolteacher, married, and had two children.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

St. John Almond - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Almond - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Almond, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.5

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Bl. Edward Coleman - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Coleman - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Coleman, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. He was executed at Tyburn. Feastday Dec. 3

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

St. Alexander Briant - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Alexander Briant - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Alexander Briant, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec 1

St. Edmund Campion - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edmund Campion - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Edmund Campion, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He refused to apostatize when offered rich inducements to do so, was tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.1