English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Temptation of a Martyr: Blessed Alexander Crow...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Temptation of a Martyr: Blessed Alexander Crow...: Wikipedia has this brief entry for today's martyr: Alexander Crow (died 1586/7) was born in Yorkshire around 1550. He took up an earl...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

29th November - Saint Brendan of Birr - Independent Catholic News

29th November - Saint Brendan of Birr - Independent Catholic News: Irish abbot. St Brendan was one of the early monastic Irish saints. He was a friend and disciple of St Columba. Brendan of Birr is said to have been of a noble Munster family. He studied at the Clonard monastery and it was here that he became a friend and companion of Ciarán of Saigir and Brendan of Clonfert. It is said that the average number of scholars under instruction at Clonard was 3,000.

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Martyrs on November 29 in 1588 and 1596

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Martyrs on November 29 in 1588 and 1596: Blessed Edward Burden :  After studying at Oxford University’s Trinity College, Edward Burden, of County Durham, England, journeyed to the ...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Bl. James Thompson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. James Thompson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. James Thompson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged at York. Feastday Nov.28

Sunday, November 20, 2016

St. Edmund the Martyr - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edmund the Martyr - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edmund, Roman Catholic English King and Martyr, he refused the Danes' demand that he renounce Christ: the Danes beat him, shot him with arrows and then beheaded him. Feastday Nov.20

St. Edmund Rich - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Friday, November 18, 2016

18th November - Saint Mawes - Independent Catholic News

18th November - Saint Mawes - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. According to tradition, St Mawes was the 5th century founder and patron of the fishing village near Falmouth in Cornwall which bears his name. He is also associated with St Budoc. Legend says they were both Welsh monks and founded monasteries in Cornwall and Brittany. St Mawes had a reputation for being a fine teacher. He was invoked against headaches, snakebite and worms.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne: American Missionary

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne: American Missionary: November 18 is the feast day of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Mother Duchesne persevered through all the obstacles placed in the path of her vocation. She entered religious life despite her father’s vehement objection and she returned to it after nine years of absence caused by the French Revolution. She humbly accepted Saint Madeline Sophie …

Thursday, November 17, 2016

St. Hilda of Whitby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Hilda of Whitby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Hilda of Whitby or Hild of Whitby (c. 614–680) is a Roman Catholic saint and the founding abbess of the monastery at Whitby, which was chosen as the venue for the Synod of Whitby. An important figure in the conversion of England to The Holy Roman Catholic Church, she was abbess at several monasteries and recognized for the wisdom that drew kings to her for advice. Feastday: November 17

17th November - St Hugh of Lincoln; Martyrs of Paraguay - Independent Catholic News

17th November - St Hugh of Lincoln; Martyrs of Paraguay - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. Born at Avalon in Burgundy, in 1135, St Hugh came to England at the request of King Henry II, who wanted him to found a Carthusian monastery at Witham in Somerset as part of his reparations for the murder of St Thomas Becket.... Missionaries. These were three Jesuits: Roque Gonzalez, Alonozo Rodriguez and Juan de Castillo who were involved in the 'Reductions' of Paraguay - depicted in the film The Mission.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

15th November - Saint Fintan - Independent Catholic News

15th November - Saint Fintan - Independent Catholic News: Hermit. Born in Leinster, in the 9th century, St Fintan was captured and made a slave by Vikings who took him to the Orkneys. Fintan escaped and was protected by a Scottish bishop whose name has been lost. To give thanks for his rescue, Fintan made a pilgrimage to Rome. On his way back he joined a group of hermits on an island in the Rhine near Schaffhausen, where he spent the rest of his life.

16th November - Saint Margaret of Scotland - Independent Catholic News

16th November - Saint Margaret of Scotland - Independent Catholic News: Queen and patron of Scotland. Born in 1046, St Margaret was educated mainly in Hungary, where her family were exiled during the rule of the Viking kings in England. As one of the last members of the Anglo Saxon royal family, she was in danger after the Norman Conquest and took refuge at the court of Malcolm II of Scotland. Intelligent, beautiful and devout, she married Malcolm in 1069 and the union was exceptionally happy and fruitful for Scotland. The present royal family can trace their descent to Margaret and her daughter Matilda.

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Edward Osbaldeston

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Edward Osbaldeston: Another November martyr, Blessed Edward Osbaldeston; according to the Catholic Encyclopedia , he was born about 1560; hanged, drawn, and q...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bl. John Eynon - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Eynon - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online


Bl. John Eynon, Roman Catholic Benedictine Priest and English Martyr. John served as the pastor of the local parish in St. Giles. He refused to surrender the parish to the authorities and was taken to Reading Abbey. He was executed at the abbey gateway with Blessed Hugh Farington and Blessed John Rugg Feastday Nov 15

Bl. Hugh Green - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Hugh Green - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Hugh Green, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. His executioner was quite unskilled and could not find Green's heart; the butchery, with appalling cruelty, was prolonged for nearly half an hour. After his execution, the mob played football with his head.

Bl. John Thorne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Thorne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Roger James, Roman Catholic Benedictine Martyr of England. Monk of Glastonbury Abbey, when the monks opposed the royal decree, Roger was hanged, drawn, and quartered on Tor Hill, over looking Glastonbury, with his abbot, Blessed Richard Whiting, and with Blessed John Thome. Feastday Nov 15

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: A Catholic Oxford Martyr

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: A Catholic Oxford Martyr: This parish website posts the story of Blessed George Napper (or Napier) as told by Father Robert F. McNamara: George Napper (or Napier)...

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blesseds John Slade and Bodey, Lay Martyrs

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blesseds John Slade and Bodey, Lay Martyrs: John Slade was executed on October 30 and John Bodey or Body (as Challoner names him) executed on All Souls Day, November 2, 1583 for bein...