English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

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Monday, May 09, 2016

Bl. Thomas Pickering - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Pickering - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Pickering Roman Catholic English Benedictine martyr. He entered the Benedictines as a lay brother at Douai, France, and there took his vows in 1660. Going home to England, he became attached to the Benedictines in the service of the Chapel Royal of Queen Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II (r. 1660-1685). Arrested as part of the "Popish Plot," he was condemned and hanged at Tyburn. Feastday May 9

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