Aleteia, Philip Kosloski: After King Henry VIII proclaimed himself supreme head of the Church in England and Wales, a violent wave of anti-Catholic persecution began — and lasted over a century. It started with the executions of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, but didn’t end there. Hundreds were killed between 1535 and 1679; the Church recognized the heroism of 40 martyrs from England and Wales in a canonization ceremony on October 25, 1970. (Later, a separate feast on May 4 was created to recognize the 284 canonized or beatified martyrs of the English Reformation.) More here.
40 English Martyrs, Some You May Not Know
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“After a somewhat worldly life, he was struck down one day by lightning while riding on a horse. He cried out to God, like Saint Paul, “Lord, what wilt Thou have me do?” He heard a voice from Heaven saying to him, “Turn from evil unto good.” https://t.co/WEkF7WBavp12 hours ago 6 21
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“It was he who baptized the eunuch of Queen Candace, of Ethiopia, to let us know how much God values every soul of good will, no matter how socially low or useless he may be according to the standards of the world.” https://t.co/Kr04CWQsFk12 hours ago 7 15
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“At seventy-five, he set out with fifty-two companions to finish his work in the conversion of Friesland. Saint Boniface and all his companions were martyred there by the pagans. Saint Boniface was killed while he was putting on his vestments to say Mass.” https://t.co/XSUO0cvAMq2 days ago 0 8
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.We are excited to announce that Mr. Hugh Owen has been added to the lineup of speakers for our Fall Conference! https://t.co/mDMXnkutLX via @SBC_Catholic2 days ago 0 4
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.What’s in that Prayer? The Collect for Trinity Sunday https://t.co/DeWE7cAORF2 days ago 3 7