English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bl. John Slade - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Slade - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Slade, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. John denied King Henry Viii’s supremacy in religious matters and was arrested and tried with Blessed John Bodey. They were hanged, drawn, and quartered at Winchester. Feastday: October 30

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Martyrs of Douai - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Douai - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Douai, Roman Catholic Priests and Martyrs in England. A group of 160 priests trained at the English College of Douai, in France. They were martyred in England and Wales during the century following the foundation of the famed college by Cardinal William Allen in 1568. All perished at the hands of English authorities while laboring to reconvert the island. Feastday Oct.29

St. Cuthbert Mayne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cuthbert Mayne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Cuthbert Mayne, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Before being brought to the place of execution, Mayne was offered his life in return for a renunciation of his religion and an acknowledgment of the supremacy of the queen as head of the church. Declining both offers, he kissed a copy of the Bible, declaring that, "the queen neither ever was, nor is, nor ever shall be, the head of the church of England". Feastday Oct.29

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Sir Geoffrey Pole, in the Tower

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Sir Geoffrey Pole, in the Tower: According to the Tudor Society Blog, on October 26 in 1538, "Geoffrey Pole, brother of Cardinal Reginald Pole and son of Margaret P...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

25th October - The Welsh Martyrs - Independent Catholic News

25th October - The Welsh Martyrs - Independent Catholic News: The Welsh Martyrs commemorated today are: are the priests Philip Evans and John Lloyd, John Jones, David Lewis, John Roberts, and the teacher Richard Gwyn. Wales also continues to keep 4 May as a separate feast for the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales.

St. John Houghton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Houghton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Houghton, Roman Catholic Carthusian Monk and Protomartyr of the English Reformation. He refused to swear to the Oath of Supremacy, the first man to make this refusal. Dragged through the streets, he was executed at Tyburn with four companions by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Parts of his remains were put on display in assorted spots throughout London. Feastday Oct.25

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bl. Thomas Thwing - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Thwing - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Thwing, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was condemned and hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Oct.23

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Newly decorated chapel at Westminster Cathedral honours English martyrs - Independent Catholic News

Newly decorated chapel at Westminster Cathedral honours English martyrs - Independent Catholic News: A new decorative scheme commemorating forty English Catholic martyrs has recently been completed in the Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs in Westminster Cathedral. The chapel will be dedicated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on 28 October. The chapel contains the cathedral's war memorial and its completion marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The new design by Tom Phillips CBE RA links this event with another chapter in the nation's suffering, that of the English martyrs in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: There's Just Something about Those Thwings

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: There's Just Something about Those Thwings: St. John of Bridlington or St. John Thwing or Thweng, is a Yorkshire saint of the fourteenth century and an ancestor of two recusant era ...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Philip Howard and the North American Jesuit Ma...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Philip Howard and the North American Jesuit Ma...: Just a reminder that today is the anniversary of St. Philip Howard's death in the Tower of London in 1595. From my blog post at the Na...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Second Spring and the "Catholic Spring"

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Second Spring and the "Catholic Spring": From Crisis Magazine and the inimitable Father George Rutler, this comparison between a great, holy Newman and 21st-century Newman: On ...

Monday, October 17, 2016

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Gwyn, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. He Converted from Protestantism, he returned to Wales in 1562, married, had six children, and opened a school. Arrested in 1579, he spent four years in prison before his execution by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Wrexham on October 15, for being a Catholic. Feastday Oct 17

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Richard Gwyn, Welsh Schoolmaster and Martyr

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Richard Gwyn, Welsh Schoolmaster and Martyr: Today, in Wales, The Latin Mass Society is honoring St. Richard Gwyn with a Missa Cantata and veneration of relics. In 2011, The ...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

13th October - Saint Edward the Confessor - Independent Catholic News

13th October - Saint Edward the Confessor - Independent Catholic News: King of England. Born in 1003, Edward was the son of Ethelred the Unready and his Norman wife Emma. He was educated at Ely and then in exile in Normandy, while two Scandinavian kings claimed the English throne in succession. In 1042 he became king. In 1045 he married Edith, daughter of the powerful Earl Godwin. Some historians describe him as a weak ruler who paved the way for the Norman Conquest. Others praise his wisdom

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

12th October - Saint Wilfrid - Independent Catholic News

12th October - Saint Wilfrid - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. St Wilfrid was born in Northumbria in 633, the son of a noble family. He was educated at Lindisfarne, and later studied at Canterbury and then Rome. He returned to become Abbot of Ripon and introduced the Rule of St Benedict and the Western, or Roman, method of calculating Easter. This had been introduced by Kentish missionaries like Paulinus but rejected by monks of Lindisfarne who stuck to the old Celtic system. At the Synod of

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: William Chillingworth and Father John Fisher, SJ

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: William Chillingworth and Father John Fisher, SJ: William Chillingworth was born just six months before Elizabeth I died, on October 12, 1602. He would have an eventful life , including a ...

Monday, October 10, 2016

10th October - Saint Paulinus of York - Independent Catholic News

10th October - Saint Paulinus of York - Independent Catholic News: Monk and first bishop of York. Paulinus was one of the second group of monks sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great in 601. King Edwin of Northumbria, had invited the missionaries because he wanted to become a Christian and marry Ethelburga, the Christian sister of Edbald, King of Kent. Paulinus hoped the Northumbrian people would follow their king's example. After Edwin was baptised, in a wooden church at York,

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Bl. Robert Sutton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Sutton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Sutton, Roman Catholic English Martyr. He was an Anglican minister before his conversion to Catholicism. In 1575, he converted and went to Douai, France. He returned to England and was arrested in London and hanged at Clerkenwell. Feastday Oct.5

Bl. William Hartley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Hartley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Hartley, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was an Anglican minister before his conversion to Catholicism. Going to Reims, France, he received ordination in 1580 and went back to the English mission to aid St. Edmund Campion. William was hanged at Shoreditch. Feastday Oct. 5

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Francis of Assisi and the English Franciscans:...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Francis of Assisi and the English Franciscans:...: On this feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who is probably one of the most popular saints inside and outside of the Catholic Church, some bac...

Sunday, October 02, 2016

St. Thomas of Hereford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Thomas of Hereford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Thomas of Hereford, Roman Catholic Priest and Bishop, a stern opponent of simony and all forms of secular encroachment upon his episcopal rights. Feastday Oct 2

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Bl. Robert Wilcox - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Wilcox - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Wilcox, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Robert was arrested in Marshsea. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered with Blessed Robert Widmerpool at Canterbury. Feastday Oct.1

Bl. John Robinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Robinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Robinson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Ordained in 1585, John went back to England and was executed at Ipswich. Feastday Oct.1

Bl. Robert Widmerpool - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Widmerpool - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Widmerpool. Roman Catholic English Martyr. He was arrested for giving aid to a Catholic priest. Robert was executed by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Canterbury with Blessed Robert Wilcox. Feastday Oct 1

Bl. Edward James - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward James - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward James, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Returning as a missionary to England, he was arrested and martyred at Chichester. Feastday Oct.1

St. Ralph Crockett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ralph Crockett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Ralph Crockett, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Ralph was martyred at Chichester by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday Oct.1