English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Thursday, March 29, 2018

St Gwynllyw and Gwladys | ICN

St Gwynllyw and Gwladys | ICN: These sixth century saints were the parents of St Cadoc, one of the early founders of monasticism in South Wales. They are also one of very few mar...

Edinburgh: Archbishop celebrates first Catholic Mass in Scottish Parliament | ICN

Edinburgh: Archbishop celebrates first Catholic Mass in Scottish Parliament | ICN: History was made on Wednesday when Archbishop Leo Cushley, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, celebrated the first-ever Catholic Mass in t...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

St Tutilo | ICN

St Tutilo | ICN: Monk, and gifted musician. St Tutilo was an Irish monk wuo lived in the late ninth and early tenth centuries.He was educated at the Benedictine mon...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc's Summing Up: Louis XIV and the "Drawn Batt...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc's Summing Up: Louis XIV and the "Drawn Batt...: Anna Mitchell and I will wrap up our discussion, which we began in October last year, of Hilaire Belloc's Characters of the Reformatio...

Bl. James Claxton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Isleworth. Feastday Mar 28


Bl. James Claxton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Isleworth. Feastday Mar 28

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc on William of Orange and Louis XIV of Franc...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc on William of Orange and Louis XIV of Franc...: Anna Mitchell and I will conclude our discussion of Hilaire Belloc's Characters of the Reformation  on the Son Rise Morning Show with ...

Monday, March 26, 2018

St. Margaret Clitherow, Roman Catholic English Martyr. Her feast day is March 26th.


St. Margaret Clitherow, Roman Catholic English Martyr. She was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. Possessed of good looks and full of wit and merriment, she was a charming personality. In 1571, she married John Clitherow, a well-to-do grazier and butcher (to whom she bore two children), and a few years later entered the Catholic Church. Her zeal led her to harbor fugitive priests, for which she was arrested and imprisoned by hostile authorities. Recourse was had to every means in an attempt to make her deny her Faith, but the holy woman stood firm. Finally, she was condemned to be pressed to death on March 25, 1586. She was stretched out on the ground with a sharp rock on her back and crushed under a door over laden with unbearable weights. Her bones were broken and she died within fifteen minutes. Her feast day is March 26th.

St Liudger | ICN

St Liudger | ICN: Bishop. Frisian by birth, Liudger was one of the eighth century Anglo Saxon missionaries who evangelised parts of northern Europe. He studied under...

Thursday, March 22, 2018

St Nicholas Owen | ICN

St Nicholas Owen | ICN: Jesuit lay-brother and martyr. There is no record of his family, birthplace, date of birth, or baptism. Nicholas had been a carpenter and servant o...

St. Nicholas Owen, Roman Catholic Jesuit lay brother and English Martyr. He died from vicious torture in the tower of London. Feastday Mar 22

St. Nicholas Owen, Roman Catholic Jesuit lay brother and English Martyr. He died from vicious torture in the tower of London. Feastday Mar 22

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

St Enda | ICN

St Enda | ICN: Abbot. Born in Co Meath, during the 6th century, Enda was a boy soldier who became a monk. He was trained at St Ninian's monastery in Whithorn, Gal...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Anne Howard and Two English Martyrs

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Anne Howard and Two English Martyrs: Anne Dacre, one of three daughters born to Thomas Dacre, 4th Baron Dacre and his second wife, Elizabeth Leyburne, was born on March 21, 15...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

St Cuthbert | ICN

St Cuthbert | ICN: Monk and bishop. Born in 634 on the tiny island of Farne, St Cuthbert was most likely a Northumbrian Englishman. As a young shepherd boy by Leader ...

Sunday, March 18, 2018

St Edward the Martyr | ICN

St Edward the Martyr | ICN: King. Edward was born in 862, the son of the English King Edgar and his first wife. He succeeded his father in 965. Three years later, when he was ...

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St Patrick | ICN

St Patrick | ICN: Fifth century bishop. Patron of Ireland. St Patrick was a Roman Briton, born somewhere on the west coast, between the Clyde and the Severn estuary....

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bl. John Amias, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Hanged, drawn, and quartered at York with Blessed Robert Dalby, Feastday March 16


Bl. John Amias, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Hanged, drawn, and quartered at York with Blessed Robert Dalby, Feastday March 16

Bl. Robert Dalby, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. A Protestant minister before he converted to Catholicism and left England to become a priest. he was arrested and hanged, drawn, and quartered at York Feastday Mar 16

Bl. Robert Dalby, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. A Protestant minister before he converted to Catholicism and left England to become a priest. he was arrested and hanged, drawn, and quartered at York Feastday Mar 16

St Fintan Lobur | ICN

St Fintan Lobur | ICN: St Finan was an Irish abbot who lived in the 6th century. Although of Munster descent he was born in Leinster. He is said to have suffered from a s...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bl. William Hart Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Mar 15

Bl. William Hart Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Mar 15

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

St Matilda | ICN

St Matilda | ICN: Wife, mother and queen. St Matilda was born at Engern in Westphalia in 895. Married to the German King Henry I, the Fowler, she had five sons, incl...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc (and Chesterton) on St. Thomas Aquinas

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc (and Chesterton) on St. Thomas Aquinas: Remember that Anna Mitchell and I will discuss Belloc's views of Descartes and Pascal this morning around 7:45 a.m. Eastern//6:45 a.m. C...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc (and Chesterton) on St. Thomas Aquinas

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Belloc (and Chesterton) on St. Thomas Aquinas: Remember that Anna Mitchell and I will discuss Belloc's views of Descartes and Pascal this morning around 7:45 a.m. Eastern//6:45 a.m. C...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

St Gerald of Mayo | ICN

St Gerald of Mayo | ICN: Abbot. St Gerald was an Englishman who became a monk at Lindisfarne in the 8th century. He then travelled to Inishbofin in Galway with St Colman of...

Monday, March 12, 2018

St Paul Aurelian | ICN

St Paul Aurelian | ICN: Bishop. Patron of Paul in Cornwall. He is also known as Saint Pol de Leon. According to his Life written by Wrmonoc, a 10th century monk from Lande...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

St Oengus the Culdee | ICN

St Oengus the Culdee | ICN: Monk and writer. Oengus was the author of the earliest Irish Martyrology, called the Felire. Born of a royal Ulster family, he was educated at the ...

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Sir William Paulet, Willow Tree; St. John Ogilvie,...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Sir William Paulet, Willow Tree; St. John Ogilvie,...: According to the History of Parliament online, Sir William Paulet always conformed to the religious practice and command of the King or Q...

St John Ogilvie | ICN

St John Ogilvie | ICN: Jesuit priest and martyr. St John was born at Drum na Keith in Banffshire, Scotland, in 1580 and brought up as a Calvinist. His parents sent him to...

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Starting Chesterton's "Heretics"

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Starting Chesterton's "Heretics": Tomorrow night our Wichita area Chesterton group will start another book by Chesterton: the work that led to his great masterpiece, Orthod...

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Bl. John Larke, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He served as a pastor in Bishopgate, Woodford, Essex, and then Chelsea until his arrest for opposing the religious supremacy of King Henry VIII of England . He was executed at Tyburn with John Ireland and Jermyn Gardiner. Feastday Mar. 7

Bl. John Larke, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He served as a pastor in Bishopgate, Woodford, Essex, and then Chelsea until his arrest for opposing the religious supremacy of King Henry VIII of England . He was executed at Tyburn with John Ireland and Jermyn Gardiner. Feastday Mar. 7

Bl. John Ireland, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Chaplain to St. Thomas More. He became a pastor at Eltham, Kent, prior to his arrest for resisting the supremacy of King Henry VIII of England over the Church of England. Executed at Tyburn, he died with Blesseds Jermyn Gardiner and John Larke.Feastday Mar.7

Bl. John Ireland, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Chaplain to St. Thomas More. He became a pastor at Eltham, Kent, prior to his arrest for resisting the supremacy of King Henry VIII of England over the Church of England. Executed at Tyburn, he died with Blesseds Jermyn Gardiner and John Larke.Feastday Mar.7

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Sts Baldred and Bilfrith | ICN

Sts Baldred and Bilfrith | ICN: Hermits. St Baldred lived during the 6th century in Northumberland, as a hermit, first at Tyningham and then on the Bass Rock.According...

Monday, March 05, 2018

The Dissolution of the Monasteries - In Our Time (BBC Radio 4) - Melvyn ...

Our Lady of Walsingham and the Dissolution of the English Monasteries

The Dissolution of the Monasteries | Catholic Answers

St Ciaran of Saighir | ICN

St Ciaran of Saighir | ICN: Bishop and monk. St Ciaran was born in West Cork in the 6th century. He came from an Ossory family. Ciaran went to Europe as a young man where he w...

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blesseds Christopher Bales, Nicholas Horner, and A...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blesseds Christopher Bales, Nicholas Horner, and A...: Blessed Christopher Bales, priest and martyr, and companions (laymen who assisted him) Blessed Alexander Blake, and Blessed Nicholas Ho...

Friday, March 02, 2018

St Chad | ICN

St Chad | ICN: Bishop. St Chad was the first bishop of Mercia and Lindsay at Lichfield. Born in Northumbria in the 7th century, he was a pupil of St Aidan at Lind...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Mapping the Martyrs

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Mapping the Martyrs: A gentleman from Yorkshire, Graeme Garvey, who has written for the St. Austin Review and published a website on World War I veterans, am...

Thursday, March 01, 2018

St David | ICN

St David | ICN: Monk. patron saint of Wales. Not a great deal is known about St David. The oldest written evidence about him come from Ireland, but there are legen...