English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Monday, January 25, 2016

English Historical Fiction Authors: Laws Concerning Domestic Service

English Historical Fiction Authors: Laws Concerning Domestic Service: by Maria Grace Since few of us have experience with live-in domestic servants, it is difficult to get a really good sense of the nature of...

English Historical Fiction Authors: Banished: A Short History of Penal Transportation

English Historical Fiction Authors: Banished: A Short History of Penal Transportation: By Catherine Curzon Over the last couple of months, I have probed into the Neck Verse and some corporal and capital punishments handed ...

English Historical Fiction Authors: Steal a book, seven-years' hard labor overseas: Tr...

English Historical Fiction Authors: Steal a book, seven-years' hard labor overseas: Tr...: England, like many societies throughout history, has had to struggle with what to do with their criminal population. For a good chunk of Eng...

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pope Francis: Christian marriage is 'not an ideal for the few' - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis: Christian marriage is 'not an ideal for the few' - Independent Catholic News: On Friday, Pope Francis met the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, the Vatican court which mainly deals with marriage annulment cases. He told them the Church's teaching on marriage is not an 'ideal for the few,' but 'a reality that, in the grace of Christ, can be experienced by all the baptized.' In his address inaugurating the judicial year, Pope Francis said the court's role as Tribunal of the Family, and its role as Tribunal of the Truth of the Sacred Bond are complementary. 'The Church... can show the unfailing merciful love of God to families

25 January - Conversion of Saint Paul - Independent Catholic News

25 January - Conversion of Saint Paul - Independent Catholic News: Apostle of the Gentiles. This is one of the feast days celebrating the life of St Paul. Originally named Saul he was born a Jew in Tarsus. He grew to hate Christians because he believed they were perverting the truth of his his own faith. Saul was present at the stoning of the first martyr, St Stephen. After the body was removed Saul ravaged the church and went from house to house dragging out Christians and taking them to

English Historical Fiction Authors: A Recusant's Life in the 17th Century

English Historical Fiction Authors: A Recusant's Life in the 17th Century: by Deborah Swift In 1571  a law was passed making it treasonable to be under the authority of the Pope, including being Jesuit, being Roma...

Bl. John Grove - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Grove - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Grove, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr, He was executed at Tyburn for supposed complicity in the Popish Plot. Feastday Jan.24

Saturday, January 23, 2016

23 January - Venerable 

Mary Ward - Independent Catholic News

23 January - Venerable 

Mary Ward - Independent Catholic News: Today marks the anniversary of the birth of of Mary Ward, whose cause for Beatification is underway at the Vatican. She was born in 1585, into a family of Yorkshire recusants, outlaw Catholics refusing to conform to the state religion. Condemned to death in London for her work among underground Catholics, she fled to the continent with a group of companions in 1609, believing herself called to start a religious order for women

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Monday, January 18, 2016

19 January - Saint Wulfstan - Independent Catholic News

19 January - Saint Wulfstan - Independent Catholic News: Benedictine monk and bishop of Worcester. St Wulfstan was born of Anglo Saxon parents in 1108 at Itchington in Warwickshire. Educated at the abbeys of Evesham and Peterborough, he excelled in piety and sport. After he was ordained priest he was offered a richly endowed church but refused it. Instead he became a Benedictine monk at Worcester cathedral priory. He soon became master of the boys, cantor and sacristan.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

St. Fursey - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Fursey - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Fursey was an Roman Catholic Irish monk who did much to establish Christianity throughout the British Isles and particularly in East Anglia. Feastday Jan16

Monday, January 11, 2016

Bl. William Carter - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Carter - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Blessed William Carter (c. 1548 – 11 January 1584) was a Roman Catholic English printer and martyr. He established his own printing press in London to publish Catholic literature for England’s persecuted Catholic population. His captors tortured him on a rack, questioning him about several chalices and vestments that had been entrusted to him for safekeeping, and about the books found in his possession, which contained Catholic prayers, meditations, and spiritual exercises. He was executed on the following day. Feastday Jan. 11

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Bl. Edward Waterson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Waterson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Waterson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn and quartered, Feastday January 7

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

St. Peter of Canterbury - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Peter of Canterbury - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Peter of Canterbury, Roman Catholic Monk, from Rome’s Benedictine abbey of Saint Andrew who accompanied Saint Augustine of Canterbury on his missionary journey to England in 597. Feastday January 6




Tuesday, January 05, 2016

6 January - Saint Andre Bessette - Independent Catholic News

Monday, January 04, 2016

Daily Reading for Monday, January 4th, 2016 HD

Daily Reading for Monday, January 4th, 2016 HD

Bl. Thomas Plumtree - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Plumtree - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Plumtree, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was offered his freedom if he abjured the faith and he refused. He was hanged in Durham Castle. Feastday January 4