English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bl. Miles Gerard - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Miles Gerard - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Miles Gerard, Roman Catholic Martyr of England with Blessed Francis Dickinson. He was born in Lancashire, England, and went to Douai and Reims where he was ordained in 1583. Returning from England, he was arrested when the ship that he and Francis were using wrecked at Kent. They were arrested and hanged, drawn, and quartered at Rochester. Feastday April. 30

Bl. Francis Dickenson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Francis Dickenson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Francis Dickenson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Rochester. Feastday April 30

Monday, April 25, 2016

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Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Abbey of Romsey and St. Etheldreda

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Abbey of Romsey and St. Etheldreda: The BBC reports on efforts to identify whose hair was found in a coffin under Romsey Abbey in the nineteenth century. There have been theo...

St. Mark - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mark - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Mark, The second Gospel was written by St. Mark, who, in the New Testament, is sometimes called John Mark. Both he and his mother, Mary, were highly esteemed in the early Church, and his mother's house in Jerusalem served as a meeting place for Christians there. St. Mark was associated with St. Paul and St. Barnabas (who was Mark's cousin) on their missionary journey through the island of Cyprus. Later he accompanied St. Barnabas alone. We know also that he was in Rome with St. Peter and St. Paul. Tradition ascribes to him the founding of the Church in Alexandria. St. Mark wrote the second Gospel, probably in Rome sometime before the year 60 A.D.; he wrote it in Greek for the Gentile converts to Christianity. Feastday April 25

Bl. William Marsden - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Marsden - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Anderton, and Bl. William Marsden Roman Catholic Priests and English Martyrs. Summoned to London, where they were examined upon the celebrated "bloody question", whether they would fight against the Pope, even if the quarrel were for purely religious causes. Though they acknowledged Elizabeth as their lawful queen in all temporal matters, they would not consent to the required test. The sentence was then confirmed, and a proclamation was published, explaining their guilt. They were taken back and executed near the place where they had been cast ashore, being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday April 25

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Forty Martyrs of England, Day by Day

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Forty Martyrs of England, Day by Day: The Catholic Truth Society , which used to offer a little booklet on the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, has been counting down to the...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

24 April 

Saint Mellitus - Independent Catholic News

24 April 

Saint Mellitus - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. Saint Mellitus was one of the second band of missionaries sent from Rome to England by Pope Gregory I. He took with him a letter advising Augustine not to destroy the temples of the Saxons, but only their idols. The temples he was told, should be turned into churches, and the pagan feasts adapted to Christian purposes. In 604 he was consecrated the first bishop of the East Saxons, with his see in London. He converted the King Sabert, but not his sons. When the king died they drove Mellitus out, after he refused their demand to give them the 'white bread' (the Eucharist).

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven (7) Martyrs on April 20: 1584, 1586, 1602

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven (7) Martyrs on April 20: 1584, 1586, 1602: Even though there are seven Catholic martyrs today, Annie Mitchell and I are only able to discuss two of them this morning on the Son Rise M...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven (7) Martyrs on April 20: 1584, 1586, 1602

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven (7) Martyrs on April 20: 1584, 1586, 1602: Even though there are seven Catholic martyrs today, Annie Mitchell and I are only able to discuss two of them this morning on the Son Rise M...

St. Anselm - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Anselm - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Roman Catholic Priest, Archbishop of Canterbury and Doctor of The Church. Feastday April 21

21 April 
 - Saint Beuno - Independent Catholic News

21 April 
 - Saint Beuno - Independent Catholic News: Abbot. St Beuno lived in Wales during the 6th century. According to his Life, written 800 years later, he was born and educated in Herefordshire, near the present village of Llanfeuno. His main work was at Clynnog Fawr in Gwynedd where he founded a monastery. There are records of other churches and communities founded by him or his disciples, in central east Wales, in Clwyd and a large

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

St. Francis Page - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Francis Page - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Francis Page, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Francis was a member of an English Protestant family of Harrow-on-the-Hill, in England. Reconciled to the Catholic faith, he was ordained in 1600 and sent from Douai, France, to England. He was arrested there two years later. While in prison, Francis entered the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. He was martyred at Tyburn, England, Feastday April 20

St. Francis Page - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Francis Page - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Finch, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. He was a yeoman farmer of Eccleston, Lancashire, who returned to the Church. He harbored priests and acted as a clerk and catechist. John was arrested and tried with Blessed James Bell. They were executed at Lancaster. Feastday April 20

Bl. Robert Watkinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Watkinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Watkinson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Born at Hemingborough, Yorkshire, he left England and studied at Douai, France, and then Rome in preparation for his ordination in 1602 in Arras, France. Sent home to work for the reconversion of England, he was arrested almost immediately and executed at Tyburn. Robert was hanged, drawn, and quartered on April 20, with Blessed Francis Page. Feastday April 20

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bl. James Duckett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. James Duckett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. James Duckett, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. After being drawn to Catholicism, he refused to attend Protestant services and passed two terms in prison. He then took instructions and was baptized. James went to London, where he spent more time in prison and distributed Catholic materials. Arrested for his faith, he was imprisoned for nine years before his execution at Tyburn.Feastday April19

St. Alphege - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Alphege - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Alphege of Canterbury, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. When in 1011 Canterbury was overrun by Danish invaders, who began to slaughter the townspeople, the archbishop presented himself to the Danes, declaring, “Spare those poor innocent victims. Turn your fury rather against me.” Alphege was thereupon consigned to a dungeon. Afterward, an epidemic among the Danes frightened them into releasing him. Newly freed, Alphege obtained the healing of many victims of the epidemic by his prayers and by distributing to them blessed bread. Despite this, the Danes later stoned and axed him to death in Greenwich. But eleven years later, it was to be a Danish king, Canute, who would honorably transfer Alphege’s body to Canterbury.Feastday April 19

Sunday, April 17, 2016

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17 April - St Stephen Harding - Independent Catho

17 April - St Stephen Harding - Independent Catho: Abbot. St Stephen was probably born in Dorset, during the last part of the 11th century. He studied at Sherbourne Abbey and then travelled abroad, becoming a monk at Molesme in Burgundy. In 1098 he went to Citeaux, with a group of other monks. In 1106 he became the third abbot there. St Stephen was an important reformer of the Cistercian order. His early years at Citeaux were difficult, but when St Bernard and his followers joined the community in 1112, good order was established and he went on to set up many more Cistercian houses.

English Historical Fiction Authors: "Stone walls do not a prison make": The Infamous W...

English Historical Fiction Authors: "Stone walls do not a prison make": The Infamous W...: By Nancy Bilyeau This post is an EHFA Editor's choice. It was first published on December 28, 2013 In 1663, in the flush of the Res...

Friday, April 15, 2016

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St. Paternus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Paternus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Paternus.The first 5th century saint. He followed his father's path by becoming a hermit in Wales. He founded the monastery at the great church of Paternus, and became a bishop of that region. He was known for his preaching, charity and mortifications. Scholars believe his story is an amalgam. His feast day is April 16.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: A First at St. Giles-in-the-Fields

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: A First at St. Giles-in-the-Fields: From the Jesuits in Britain site, this good news : On Saturday April 9th  Fr Dominic Robinson SJ  led a Mount Street Jesuit Community ex...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Catholic Martyrs Under Elizabeth I and Charles I

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Catholic Martyrs Under Elizabeth I and Charles I: These two sets of priests were executed during the reigns of Elizabeth I and Charles I under the same law that made it illegal for Catholic ...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Catholic Martyrs of Wales (English Reformation...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Catholic Martyrs of Wales (English Reformation...: Came a time upon our nation when the faith of Rome was banned. Christians found their hearts were broken torn apart throughout our ...

Bl. Edward Catheriek - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Catheriek - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Catheriek, Roman Catholic English Martyr, He was born at Carlton, near Richmond, Yorkshire, England, and educated at Douai, France. He returned to England in 1635 as a missionary priest and worked there until his martyrdom at York, where he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday April 13

Bl. John Lockwood - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Lockwood - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Lockwood, Roman Catholic English Martyr, sometimes called John Lascelles. He was born in Sowerby, Yorkshire, and went to Rome to study for the priesthood as a mature man. He was ordained in 1597 returned to England the following year. He was arrested and banished in 1610 but returned to work until his arrest in 1642. At the age of eighty-one, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York with Blessed John Catherick. Feastday April 13

Monday, April 11, 2016

St. Marguerite d'Youville - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Marguerite d'Youville - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Marguerite d'Youville, Roman Catholic Nun. Foundress of the Sisters of Charity, the Grey Nuns of Canada in 1755. Feastday April 11

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: A Rebel (Beheaded) and A Heretic (Burned)

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: A Rebel (Beheaded) and A Heretic (Burned): On April 11, 1554, Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed on Tower Hill for leading his eponymous rebellion against Mary I. I have to post ...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Kidnapped! Exiled! Ordained! Arrested! Exiled! Hun...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Kidnapped! Exiled! Ordained! Arrested! Exiled! Hun...: Oh, for an epic muse to compose a poem or novel about today's martyr! George Gervase was born in Bosham on the coast of Chichester in Su...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

St. Beocca - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Beocca - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Beocca, Roman Catholic martyr of EngIand, with Ethor, lledda,Torthred, and others.The Danes raided England, concentrating on Anglo-Saxon abbeys. Beocca, Ethor, and ninety monks died in Surrey. Hedda and others died at Peterborough, and Torthred and others died at Thorrey Abbey. All were venerated as martyrs. Featday April 10

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Martyrs of Croyland - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Croyland - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Croyland Roman Catholic Benedictine monks who were slain by the Danes during an invasion of Croyland Abbey, England, and the surrounding area. The abbot was Theodore. Others suffering included Askega, the prior; Swethin, the subprior; and Elfgete, Savinus, Egdred, Agamund, Grimkeld, and Ulrick. Feastday April 9

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Bl. Edward Oldcorne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Oldcorne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Oldcorne, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He was then condemned to death at Worcester for alleged complicity in the Gunpowder Plot . Feastday Apr.7

St. Henry Walpole - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Henry Walpole - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Henry Walpole, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered in York, England. Feastday Apr.7

St. Henry Walpole - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Henry Walpole - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Henry Walpole, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered in York, England. Feastday Apr.7

Bl. Alexander Rawlins - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Alexander Rawlins - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Alexander Rawlins, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Missionary, and companion in death with Henry Walpole. Alexander was born in Worcestershire, England, where he was jailed twice for his fervent Catholicism. In 1589 he went to the English seminary in Reims and was ordained there in 1590. Returning to England the following year, Alexander was arrested. He was condemned to death and on April 7, 1595, and along with Henry Walpole was hanged, drawn, and quartered in York, England. Feastday April 7

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Martyrs of London - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of London - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of London, Three groups of Roman Catholic martyrs who were put to death in the late sixteenth century in London by English authorities. 1). Martyrs executed for treason, by virtue of their supposed complicity in the entirely spurious plot known as the “Conspiracy of Reims and Rome.” 2). A group that suffered martyrdom following the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the increase of anti-Catholic feeling in Elizabethan England. 3). A group suffering martyrdom as a result of the British government’s enforcement of anti-Catholic policies. Feastday April 5

Sunday, April 03, 2016

St. Richard of Wyche - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard of Wyche - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard of Chichester , Roman Catholic Bishop of Chichester. In Chichester Cathedral a shrine dedicated to Richard had become a richly decorated centre of pilgrimage. In 1538, during the reign of Henry VIII, the shrine was plundered and destroyed by order of Thomas Cromwell.St Richard of Chichester is patron saint of Sussex in southern England; since 2007, his translated saint's day of 16 June has been celebrated as Sussex Day. Feastday April 3