English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bl. Richard Bere - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Bere - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Bere, Roman Catholic Monk and English Martyr. When he and his fellow monks voiced their opposition to the planned divorce of King Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon, they were starved to death in Newgate Prison. Feastday Aug.31

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

St. Richard Martin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Martin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Martin, Roman Catholic English Martyr, a devout Catholic. Arrested for giving shelter to priests, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tybum with Blesseds Richard Leigh, Edward Shelley, John Roche, Richard Flowers, and St. Margaret Ward. Feastday Aug.30

Bl. Richard Leigh - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Leigh - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Leigh, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, arrested for being a priest and, with Blesseds Richard Martin, Edward Shelley, John Roche, Richard Flowers, and St. Margaret Ward, was executed at Tybum. Feastday Aug.30

Bl. Edward Shelley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Shelley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Shelley, Roman Catholic English Martyr, He sheltered priests and was hung at Tyburn. Feastday Aug.30

30th August-St Margaret Clitherow, St Fiacre - Independent Catholic News

30th August
 - St Margaret Clitherow, St Fiacre - Independent Catholic News: Martyr. Margaret Clitherow was born in 1555, in Middleton, Yorkshire, into a Protestant family. Her father Thomas Middleton was Sheriff of York from 1564 to 1565. Margaret was married at the age of 15 to John Clitherow who had a thriving butchery trade; the couple had three children and lived in The Shambles. Although her husband remained a Protestant, Margaret converted to Roman Catholicism three years

Monday, August 29, 2016

Bl. Richard Herst - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Herst - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Herst, Roman Catholic English Martyr, hanged at Lancaster on August 29 because of his refusal to deny Catholicism. Feastday Aug.29

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bl. Thomas Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged at lsleworth, London. Feastday Aug.18

Bl. Robert Morton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Morton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Morton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was executed at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Feastday Aug.28

Bl. William Dean - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Dean - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Dean, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, originally a minister who was converted to Catholicism,  executed in Nile End Green, London.Feastday Aug.18

Bl. Hugh More - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Hugh More - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Hugh More, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr He was a native of Lincolnshire, educated at Oxford. After converting while at Reims, Hugh was martyred at Lincoln’s Inn Fields by hanging. Feastday Aug.18

Bl. William Guntei - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Guntei - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Guntei, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr of Wales. A native of Raglan, Gwent, Wales, he was a Catholic who received ordination at Reims, France, in 1587. He returned to England to work for the Catholic mission. Captured, he was hanged at Shoreditch. Feastday Aug 28

St. Edmund Arrowsmith - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edmund Arrowsmith - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Edmund Arrowsmith, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was convicted of being a Catholic priest, sentenced to death, and hanged, drawn, and quartered at Lancaster on August 28th. Feastday aug 28

Bl. Thomas Holford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Holford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Holford, Roman Catholic English Martyr. Raised a Protestant, he worked as a schoolmaster in Herefordshire until converting to the Catholic faith. He left England and was ordained at Reims in 1583. Going home, he labored in the areas around Cheshire and London until his arrest. He was hanged at Clerkenwell in London. Feastday Aug.28

Friday, August 26, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Coincidentally: Katherine of Aragon's Grave

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Coincidentally: Katherine of Aragon's Grave: When two stories about Katherine of Aragon's grave at Peterborough Cathedral appear in my in-box, I just can't ignore the coincid...

Bl. Thomas Percy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Percy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Percy, Roman Catholic English Martyr. For three years in prison, refusing fervently to abjure his faith in return for his freedom. Thomas was finally beheaded at York. Feastday Aug 26

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Elizabeth I and Her Catholic Subjects

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Elizabeth I and Her Catholic Subjects: Jessie Childs, the author of God's Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England , had this article ("Elizabeth I's War...

Monday, August 22, 2016

St. John Kemble - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Kemble - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Kemble, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. At the age of eighty-one, he was arrested at Pembridge Castle, the home of his brother. He was falsely charged in the Titus Qates Plot and condemned for being a Catholic. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Hereford. Feastday Aug 22

Bl. Richard Kirkman - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Kirkman - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Kirkman, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was arrested near Wakefield. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered near York with Blessed William Lacey, on August 22, for denying the supremacy of Queen Elizabeth I as head of the Church of England. Feastday Aug 22

Friday, August 19, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: What I'm Reading Now: Margaret Pole

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: What I'm Reading Now: Margaret Pole: On Tuesday, August 23, I'll be one of the stops on the Amberley Publishing blog-tour for Susan Higginbotham's Margaret Pole: The C...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

St. Leo & Juliana - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Leo & Juliana - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Leo & Juliana, Roman Catholic Martyrs. Leo suffered martyrdom at Lycia. Juliana was martyred at Stribylum, in Asia Minor. Feastday Aug. 18

Pope: Our communion with Christ impels us to be servants of mercy - Independent Catholic News

Pope: Our communion with Christ impels us to be servants of mercy - Independent Catholic News: The General Audience with the Holy Father was held in the air conditioned Paul VI Hall on Wednesday. Pope Francis reflected on the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, from the Gospel of St Matthew. Jesus' compassion for the people who follow after Him is not a vague sentiment,' the Pope said. Jesus 'loves us so much, and wants to be close to us.' Jesus' concern for the crowd is the impetus for the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Jesus, though, does not act alone, but wishes to involve His disciples in the miracle.

18th August - 
18th August -Saint Helena, Empress.
Saint Helena - Independent Catholic News

18th August - 

Saint Helena - Independent Catholic News: Empress. Saint Helena was an innkeeper's daughter born at Drepanum (later Helenopolis) in Asia Minor, around 270. Another story claims she was born in Britain and was the daughter of King Cole.She married the Roman general Constantius Chlorus, but when he became emperor in 292 he divorced her for political reasons. After his death, their son, who was to become the Emperor Constantine, reinstated his mother

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

16th August 
- Saint Armel - Independent Catholic News

16th August 
- Saint Armel - Independent Catholic News: Abbot. One of the patron saints of hospitals, St Armel was invoked to cure headaches, fever, colic, gout and rheumatism. He was born in South Wales in the 6th century and was the cousin of St Samson and St Cadfan. After becoming a monk, he emigrated with many kinsmen to Brittany where he founded two monasteries. There is a statue of him in Westminster Abbey which was placed there by Henry VII.

Monday, August 08, 2016

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Roman Catholic Nun. together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in country areas. She is the only Australian until now, to be recognised by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. Feastday Aug. 8

Bl. John Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. John nailed a copy of the Bull of Pope St. Pius V excommunicating Queen Elizabeth I to the doors of the bishop of London’s residence. Arrested and imprisoned, he was racked three times before being martyred in St. Paul’s churchyard. Feastday Aug.8

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Bl. William Horne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Horne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Horne, Roman Catholic Carthusian lay brother and English Martyr. A member of the London Charterhouse of the Carthusians, he was arrested for opposing the religious policies of King Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547), which included the imprisonment of Catholics and the destruction of monasteries. William was executed at Tyburn with two companions. Feastday Aug. 4

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

3rd August - 

Saint Waldef - Independent Catholic News

3rd August - 

Saint Waldef - Independent Catholic News: Cistercian abbot. Of noble birth, (he was the son of Earl Simon of Northampton and Matilda, the great niece of William the Conqueror) St Waldef (Waltheof) was born in 1100 and grew up in the Scottish court. He could have become a court cleric, but chose the monastic life, becoming an Austin canon at Nostell in Yorkshire. In 1134, he became prior of Kirkham. In 1140 he was a favourite to become Archbishop of York but King Stephen

Monday, August 01, 2016

Bl. Thomas Welbourne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Welbourne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Welbourne, Roman Catholic School master and English Martyr. He worked as a schoolmaster until his arrest for preaching the Catholic faith. He was arrested and condemned with Blesseds John Fuithering and William Brown. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Aug. 1