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4 May: Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

First posted by Fr Z on yesterday’s feast of the English and Welsh Martyrs: Today is the Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. There are, however, I believe really 284 beatified and canonized martyrs from the time … Continue reading

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St Edmund Campion’s Martyrdom

[Edmund Campion] was arraigned and indicted on 4 November 1581 at Westminster with treason -having conspired ‘to raise a sedition in the realm and dethrone the Queen.’ The trial was held on 20th November 1581. Continuing from PART ONE: [PART … Continue reading

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A Prayer for England on the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham

O Blessed Virgin Mary,Mother of Godand our most gentle Queen and Motherlook down with mercy upon England your Dowry, and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in you.By you it was that JesusOur Saviour and our hope,was given to … Continue reading

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St John Plessington

St John Plessington, whose feast is today, 19th July, was beatified in 1929. He is one of two Shrewsbury saints to be canonised among the 40 martyrs of England and Wales in 1970, the other being St Margaret Ward. He is … Continue reading

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The Martyrs of the Venerabile

On a recent visit to the English College in Rome, one of the seminary’s students showed us around the place, sprinkling our tour with anecdotes and historic accounts. Most memorable and moving was the visit to the beautiful and recently … Continue reading

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