English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Friday, December 29, 2017

t. Thomas Becket, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder Feastday Dec 29




t. Thomas Becket, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was murdered by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after his death, he was canonised by Pope Alexander III. Feastday Dec 29

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

Bl. William Howard, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was arrested on the false accusation of complicity in the so-called Popish Plot and imprisoned for two years before finally being beheaded on Tower Hill . Feastday dec 29

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Stephen, the Holy Innocents, and the English M...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Stephen, the Holy Innocents, and the English M...: Merry Christmas! As I remind this blog's readers every year: It's Still Christmas!! Liturgically and prayerfully, we are still...

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Saint Margaret Ward FILM trailer, English Martyr, Mary's Dowry Productions

Friday, December 22, 2017

St Edmund Campion & the Unity of the Church

Saint Alexander Briant Film Trailer, English Martyr, Mary's Dowry Produc...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Last Words: Blessed Thomas Holland, SJ

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Last Words: Blessed Thomas Holland, SJ: Executed at Tyburn on December 12, 1642 after a contentious trial, during the reign of Charles I, he spoke to a large crowd and sympat...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Thomas Holland, SJ: Acts of Faith, Hope an...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Thomas Holland, SJ: Acts of Faith, Hope an...: From  The Jesuit Curia  in Rome: Thomas Holland (1600-1642) suffered from poor health during the whole of the seven years he spent in acti...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Catherine Palmer, Abbess of Syon Abbey, RIP

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Catherine Palmer, Abbess of Syon Abbey, RIP: Catherine Palmer, the last abbess of Syon Abbey, died in exile on December 19, 1576. She had confronted a Calvinist mob in Mechelin (today...

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: All Hopes for Amendment Dashed: Henry VIII's Excom...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: All Hopes for Amendment Dashed: Henry VIII's Excom...: On December 17, 1538, Henry VIII was formally and publicly excommunicated: Bull against Hen. VIII., renewing the execution of the bull ...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

English Historical Fiction Authors: The London Plague 1665

English Historical Fiction Authors: The London Plague 1665: By Brindy Wilcox Two major events  happened in the winter of 1664. Firstly, there were sightings of a large comet over London, on which ...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc on the English Gardiner and the Spanish Mar...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc on the English Gardiner and the Spanish Mar...: Anna Mitchell and I will continue our discussion of Hilaire Belloc's Characters of the Reformation tomorrow morning. I hope you are ...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Arthur Bell, One of 85

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Arthur Bell, One of 85: According to the Catholic Encyclopedia : Friar Minor and English martyr, b. at Temple-Broughton near Worcester, 13 January, 1590; d. at Lo...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven Martyrs at Tyburn and Gray's Inn

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Seven Martyrs at Tyburn and Gray's Inn: Seven English Catholic martyrs suffered brutal execution on December 10, 1591: three priests and four laymen, while one woman, wife/widow ...

Bl. Thomas Somers, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Arrested for being a priest, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn with Blessed John Roberts.

Bl. Thomas Somers, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Arrested for being a priest, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn with Blessed John Roberts.

St. Edmund Genings, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr and was hanged, drawn and quartered. Feastday dec 10


St. Edmund Genings, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr and was hanged, drawn and quartered. Feastday dec 10

Roman Catholic English Martyrs -featsday Dec 10



Bl. John Mason, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. hanged, drawn, and quartered with Sts. Edmund Gennings, Palydore Plasden. and Blessed Sidney Hodgson. Feastday Dec.10 St. Polydore Plasden, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.10 St. Eustace White, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.10 Bl. Thomas Somers, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Arrested for being a priest, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn with Blessed John Roberts. Feastday Dec.10 St. Julia of Merida, Roma Catholic Martyr of Merida, Spain. She died with St. Eulalia in Merida for the faith.Feastday Dec.10

St. Eustace White, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec. 10

St. Eustace White, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec. 10

St. Polydore Plasden, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec. 10

St. Polydore Plasden, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn.  Feastday Dec. 10

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

St. John Almond, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.5

St. John Almond, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.5

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Bl. Edward Coleman, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. He was executed at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.2

Bl. Edward Coleman, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. He was executed at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.2

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Richard Langley, Executed in York

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Richard Langley, Executed in York: John Hungerford Pollen, SJ writes about today's martyr in his Acts of the English Martyrs : Richard Longley [Langley], Esq., was t...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Mourning Mourne Abbey and Father O'Shea

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Mourning Mourne Abbey and Father O'Shea: Our diocese of Wichita, Kansas was blessed by the emigration of several Irish priests to serve in our parishes in the 1950's. As the y...

Friday, December 01, 2017

Bl. Richard Langley Roman Catholic English Martyr, hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday Dec.1

Bl. Richard Langley Roman Catholic English Martyr, hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday Dec.1

Bl. John Beche, Roman Catholic Benedictine English Martyr, tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday Dec.1

Bl. John Beche, Roman Catholic Benedictine English Martyr, tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday Dec.1

St. Edmund Campion, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He refused to apostatize when offered rich inducements to do so, was tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec 1



St. Edmund Campion, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He refused to apostatize when offered rich inducements to do so, was tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec 1

St. Alexander Briant, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec 1

St. Alexander Briant, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec 1

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Protomartyr: St. Cuthbert Mayne

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Protomartyr: St. Cuthbert Mayne: St. Cuthbert Mayne is the protomartyr of the seminary priests trained on the Continent who returned to England as missionaries. He was ...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Richard Langley, Executed in York

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blessed Richard Langley, Executed in York: John Hungerford Pollen, SJ writes about today's martyr in his Acts of the English Martyrs : Richard Longley [Langley], Esq., was t...