English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Monday, February 27, 2017

Bl. Mark Barkworth - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Mark Barkworth - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Mark Barkworth, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was the first English Benedictine martyr. With Father Richard Filcock he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday February 27

St. Anne Line - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Anne Line - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Anne Line, Roman Catholic Laywoman and English Martyr. She hid Catholic priests in a London safe house. In this endeavor she aided Jesuit Father John Gerard until her arrest. Anne was hanged at Tyburn.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

25th February - Saint Ethelbert of Kent - Independent Catholic News

25th February - Saint Ethelbert of Kent - Independent Catholic News: King. Born in 560, Ethelbert was the Anglo Saxon king who welcomed St Augustine and his monks when they arrived in Kent in 597. His wife Bertha, a Frankish princess, was already a Christian and he was soon converted. Although he embraced his faith with enthusiasm, unlike some of his contemporaries, he did not try to force his subjects to become Christians. Instead he gave the missionaries every help to peacefully

St. Walburga - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Walburga - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Walburga, Roman Catholic Virgin Nun and English missionary to the Frankish Empire. Feastday February 25

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

English Historical Fiction Authors: Cyneburg: A Child of Wodan Who Became a Saint

English Historical Fiction Authors: Cyneburg: A Child of Wodan Who Became a Saint: By Kim Rendfeld When she was growing up, Cyneburg might have believed she was a descendant of the god Wodan and expected to marry to stren...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Robert Southwell, SJ, Pray for Us!

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Robert Southwell, SJ, Pray for Us!: His story, from the Jesuits in Britain website : One of the forty English martyr saints, Robert Southwell is widely known for his poetr...

Monday, February 20, 2017

21st February - Saint Robert Southwell - Independent Catholic News

21st February - Saint Robert Southwell - Independent Catholic News: Martyr, Jesuit priest, poet. St Robert was born in Horsham St Faith, Norfolk, in 1561 and spent much of his childhood in Sussex. He studied at Douai and Paris and wanted to be a priest from his earliest youth. In 1578, when he was barely 17, he was admitted to the Jesuit novitiate in Rome. After his ordination in 1584 he was appointed prefect of studies at the English College.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

18th February - Saint Colman of Lindisfarne - Independent Catholic News

18th February - Saint Colman of Lindisfarne - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. Born in Ireland, Colman became a monk at Iona and succeeded St Fintan as bishop of Lindisfarne. Bede gives a glowing account of Lindisfarne under Colman's rule, which took place from 661- 664. He emphasised the example of frugality and simplicity of living set by the bishop, and the complete devotion of the clergy to the work of preaching the Gospel and ministering to their people.

Monday, February 13, 2017

13th February - Saint Modomnoc - Independent Catholic News

13th February - Saint Modomnoc - Independent Catholic News: Abbot. St Modomnoc was born in the 6th century, and, according to legend was a son of the royal O'Neill family of Ireland. He studied under St David at his Menevia monastery in Pembrokeshire. One of his duties as a monk was looking after the beehives. Stories tell that a swarm of his bees settled on his ship when it was time for him to return to Ireland - and so he was the person that introduced beekeeping to the country.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bl. James Feun - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. James Feun - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. James Feun, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He refused to take the Oath of Supremacy and named a conspirator of a bogus assassination plot. was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Feb.12

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Jesuit Martyrs of Virginia (2/9/17)

9th February - Saint Teilo - Independent Catholic News

9th February - Saint Teilo - Independent Catholic News: Monk and bishop. St Teilo was an important church figure in 8th century Wales although little is known about his life. Many ancient churches were dedicated to him in Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire, where he was born, probably at Pennaly. He was a pupil of Dyfrig and Paul Aurelian and founded a monastery which was called the Familia Teliavi. During a great plague he went to Brittany for seven years, returning with Samson.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots: From the Eyewitness to History website , this report of the beheading of Mary Stuart, the deposed Queen of Scotland on February 8, 1587, 4...

Monday, February 06, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Candlemas and St. Anne Line

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Candlemas and St. Anne Line: Please see my blog post for The National Catholic Register in which I first discuss the greatness of the Feast of the Presentation of ...

Friday, February 03, 2017

Bl. John Nelson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Nelson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Nelson, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He was arrested in London and martyred at Tyburn by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday February 3