English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bl. Richard Featherstone, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr.

Bl. Richard Featherstone, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Richard served as a chaplain to Queen Catherine of Aragon and tutor to the princess Mary I. In the crisis which attended the king's efforts to secure divorce from his wife, Richard spoke openly in her defense and was arrested for treason and executed at Tyburn. Feastday July 30

Bl. Everard Hanse, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr

Bl. Everard Hanse, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, raised a Protestant in Northhamptonshire, England, studied at Cambridge, and was ordained a minister. In 1568, he converted to the Church and went to Reims, France, where he was ordained in 1581. Returning as a missionary, Everard was arrested and condemned. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn on July 31. Feastday July 30

Bl. Thomas Abel, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr,

Bl. Thomas Abel, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, Arrested by English authorities for denying the spiritual supremacy of the king, he was incarcerated in the Tower of London for six years, finally receiving execution at Smithfield. His act of attainder states that he and three others "have most traitorously adhered themselves unto the bishop of Rome, being a common enemy unto your Majesty and this your Realm, refusing your Highness to be our and their Supreme Head of this your Realm of England". Abel was sentenced to "be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution, there to be hanged, cut down alive, your members to be cut off and cast in the fire, your bowels burnt before your eyes, your head smitten off, your body to be quartered at the King's will, and God have mercy on your soul." Feastday July 30

Bl. Edward Powell, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr

Bl. Edward Powell, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, a councilor to Queen Catherine of Aragon, wife of King Henry VIII. A Welshman. opposed the spiritual supremacy of Henry VIII. For this he spent six years in prison before being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Smithfield, London. Feastday July 30

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bl. William Ward, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. On July 26, he was executed at Tyburn. Feastday July 26

Bl. William Ward, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. On July 26, he was executed at Tyburn. Feastday July 26

Bl. John Ingram, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday July 26                     

Bl. John Ingram, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday July 26                     

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. James Priory and the Dudley Family

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. James Priory and the Dudley Family: In honor of the Feast of St. James the Greater, some words about the Cluniac Priory of St. James in the West Midlands founded by Gervase P...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

English Historical Fiction Authors: Whalley Abbey

English Historical Fiction Authors: Whalley Abbey: by Elizabeth Ashworth The Cistercian monks of Whalley originally had an abbey at Stanlaw in Cheshire, founded by John FitzEustace, c...

Sts. Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priests and English Martyrs, they were tried for being priests and coming to England and Wales contrary to the provisions of the law,  and were declared guilty of treason for exercising their priesthood.Feastday July 22                     

Sts. Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priests and English Martyrs, they were tried for being priests and coming to England and Wales contrary to the provisions of the law,  and were declared guilty of treason for exercising their priesthood.Feastday July 22                     

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

St. John Plessington, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was imprisoned for two months, and then hanged, drawn and quartered for the crime of being a Catholic priest. Feastday July 19

St. John Plessington, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was imprisoned for two months, and then hanged, drawn and quartered for the crime of being a Catholic priest. Feastday July 19

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

St Edburga | Independent Catholic News

St Edburga | Independent Catholic News: These were two early English saints. St Edburga of Bicester died around 650. She was a nun and probably an abbess. The base of a shr...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: I will not "leave him now for a little mire"

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: I will not "leave him now for a little mire": Blessed John Sugar and Blessed Robert Griswold (1604): In July of 1603, Fr John Sugar was arrested and Robert Grissold was offered the ...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bl. Thomas Tunstal, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He spent six years in confinement until being hanged, drawn, and quartered . Feastday July 13

Bl. Thomas Tunstal, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He spent six years in confinement until being hanged, drawn, and quartered . Feastday July 13

St Mildred | Independent Catholic News

St Mildred | Independent Catholic News: Abbess. This early English saint was the daughter of Merewald, king of Mercia and Ermenburga, princess of Kent.St Mildred we...