English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc on Henry VIII's First Two Wives

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc on Henry VIII's First Two Wives: Tomorrow (a little after 6:45 a.m. Central/7:45 a.m. Eastern) on the Son Rise Morning Show , Anna Mitchell and I will continue our discuss...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Bl. John Slade, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr with Blessed John Bodey.Feastday: October 30


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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Martyrs of Douai, Roman Catholic Priests and Martyrs in England. A group of 160 priests trained at the English College of Douai, in France. Feastday Oct 29


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, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Feastday Oct 29



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 25, 2017

St. John Houghton, Roman Catholic Carthusian Monk and Protomartyr of the English Reformation. Feastday Oct 24


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 24

St. John Roberts, Roman Catholic Benedictine Priest and English Martyr. With Blessed Thomas Somers, Feastday Oct 24


St. John Roberts, Roman Catholic Benedictine Priest and English Martyr. With Blessed Thomas Somers, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Oct 24

St. Ambrose Edward Barlow, Roman Catholic Benedictine Priest and English Martyr. Oct 24

St. Ambrose Edward Barlow, Roman Catholic Benedictine Priest and English Martyr. he was taken from Lancaster Castle, drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution, hanged, dismembered, quartered, and boiled in oil. His head was afterwards exposed on a pike. Oct 24

Monday, October 23, 2017

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

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

St. Jean de Brebeuf, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and Martyr of New France. & Cartier claims New France for France

St. Jean de Brebeuf, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and Martyr of New France. & Cartier claims New France for France



Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Philip Howard and His Dog

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Philip Howard and His Dog: Please check this link today for my post at the National Catholic Register blog site on St. Philip Howard, who died a martyr in chains on ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

St. Richard Gwyn, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. Feastday Oct 17

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The "Battle" for Evensong

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The "Battle" for Evensong: BBC Four is advertising a programme to be broadcast on October 17 hosted by Lucy Worsley with the title "Elizabeth I's Battle for...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ss John Fisher & Thomas More: Courage in the Faith

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Suppressed But Not Defeated: the Benedictines of E...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Suppressed But Not Defeated: the Benedictines of E...: As James Kelly writes in The Catholic Herald of the Benedictine Order in England after the Dissolution of the Monasteries: The signifi...

Friday, October 06, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Bruno and the English Carthusian Martyrs

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Bruno and the English Carthusian Martyrs: I have often  posted  about the Carthusian Order and its English Reformation martyrs on this blog. Today we celebrate the feast of the ...

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Bl. William Hartley, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr.

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. Oct 5

Bl. Robert Sutton, Roman Catholic English Martyr.

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. Oct 5

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc in the Morning on the Son Rise Morning Show...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc in the Morning on the Son Rise Morning Show...: Annie Mitchell and I will start a series this morning on the Son Rise Morning Show, discussing Hilaire Belloc's Characters of the R...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Father Weston, SJ and St. Philip Howard

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Father Weston, SJ and St. Philip Howard: On September 30, 1584, Father William Weston, SJ received Sir Philip Howard, the Earl of Arundel into the Catholic Church. According to ...

Sunday, October 01, 2017

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

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

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. 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

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

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