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

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