May 4: Saint Richard Reynolds, Martyr Of England

May 4, 2011

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Saint Augustine Webster, Martyr Of England

May 4, 2010

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Blessed Edward Osbaldeston, November 16

November 16, 2009

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Blessed Edward Osbaldeston, Martyr
November 16

Roman Martyrology: At York in England, Blessed Edward Osbaldeston, priest and martyr of Lancaster, who, a student of English College of Rheims, who was sentenced to death under Queen Elizabeth I came to be a priest in England, died hanged.

source: Santi e Beati


St John Wall, August 22

August 22, 2009

Blessed John Jones and John WallJPGSt John Wall, Priest and Martyr


+ Worcester, England, August 22, 1679


Born in England he was ordained a priest at Douai, France and

professed the Rule of the Friars Minor. He exercised his priestly

ministry in England for 22 years until he was captured and

sentenced to death. He ascended the scaffold at Worcester

August 22, 1679.


Roman Martyrology: At Worcester in England ever, St John Wall, a priest of the Order of Friars Minor and martyr, who, after exercising in secret for more than twenty years his ministry as pastor, for his priesthood, died hanging in a snare and gutted with his sword during the reign of Charles II.


Born of good and wealthy family in 1620 perhaps chiral Hall, near

Prestnn in Lancashire, John Wall in 1641 came the English College

at Douai, where he received the sacred ordination in 1645. After a

short mission to England, he returned to Douai to wear the

Franciscan habit in the convent of S. Bonaventure (1651), taking

the religious name of Brother Joachim St. Anna, much appreciate

d for its excellent quality, has the functions of vicar of the convent

and master of novices, and in 1656 he left again for the English

mission, going to establish, built the fictitious name of Francis

Webb, for Harvingion Hall in phonics Worcester, and here he coul

d carry undisturbed for over twenty-two pastoral ministry with

great uiililà of local Catholics.



“ Capture unexpectedly in December 1678, to around

Bromsgravc Rushock Court at the time of presumed papist

conspiracy mounted by the notorious Tiius Oatcs Wall decided

ly refused to take the oath of supremacy, so he was locked up in

prisons in Worcester, where he remained for five months between

immature suffering, borne with great fortitude. On April 25 1679

Atkins was tried by the court and sentenced to death on charges

of high treason, as a priest in the kingdom riemraro order one

abroad and to undertake activities of priests.



“ Nonetheless, he was sent to London to be examined by Oatcs,

Bcdloe, Dugdale and Prance, from which, however, cleared of any

involvement lu the Popish plot, despite being again sentenced to

death for his status as a priest, which was returned in Worcester

for the execution, which took place some time more lard, or 22 ag

. 1679. Shortly before boarding the scaffold VP. wrote a long

speech, in which features of his trial and his conviction and handed

it to a friend why he did it to print, as it was (Lond 1679).



“ The only victim who should suffer martyrdom for the faith in

Worcester, Wall was witnessed in the last days of his existence

from brother William Leveson (brother of martyr well Franciscan

VCN. Lcvcsoi Francis), who died in prison in that city at

thirty-four On the Feb. 1680). The mortal remains of the heroic

confessor of the faith were buried in the cemetery adjoining the

church of S. Oswald of Worcester, while the head was taken to

the Franciscan monastery of Douai, in which the martyr belonged,

where it is still preserved and venerated.



“ Honor of the altars, erected by Pope Pius XI December

15 1929 (ci. AAS, XXII [19,301, p. 18, n. CXXX1I), Blessed Wall is

commemorated on 22 August.

Source: Santi e Beati


Blessed Thomas Alfield, July 6

July 6, 2009

Tyburn treeBlessed Thomas Alfield

1552–6 July 1585, Tyburn, England

also called Thomas Aufield, was an English Roman Catholic martyr.[1] He was born in Gloucestershire and educated at Eton College and Cambridge University. He then converted to Roman Catholicism and in 1576 fled to the English College at Douai, France. He was ordained a priest in 1581 and returned to England to preach in secret. He seems to have mostly operated in the North, where he was arrested on 2 May 1582. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he was tortured and apostasised, returning to Protestantism.

He was released and repented, fleeing again to Douai to seek help in returning to Catholicism. He returned to England and was again arrested circulating Catholic texts and sent to the Tower, then transferred to Newgate. He was then tried, convicted and hanged at Tyburn alongside his assistant Thomas Webley, a reprieve arriving too late to save him. He was beatified in 1929. His feast day is 6 July, the date of his martyrdom.

Source: Wikipedia


May 4: Saint John Houghton, Martyr Of England

May 4, 2009
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Blessed James Bird, March 25

March 25, 2009

blessed-james-bird-mar-25Blessed James Bird, Martyr

March 25

Winchester, England, 1574 – 1593

Beatified in 1929 by Pope Pius XI.

Roman Martyrology: Ay Winchester always in England, Blessed James Bird, martyr: under the Queen at nineteen, recently became a Catholic, refused to participate in a liturgy that felt alien and thus deserved to reach the celebration of the liturgy of heaven.

Source: Santi e Beati


Blessed John Kearney, March 11

March 11, 2009

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Blessed John Kearney priest and martyr
Cashel, Ireland, 1619 – Glenn, Ireland, March 11, 1653

Roman Martyrology: At Clonmel in Ireland, Blessed John Kearney, a priest of the Order of Friars Minor and martyr: Sentenced to death because he crossed from England, he managed to avoid the sentence by escaping, but later, under the government of Oliver Cromwell, a second time accused of having exercised the priesthood in the home, was the condemnation dell’impiccagione. Read the rest of this entry »


Blessed John Munden, February 12

February 12, 2009

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Blessed John Munden, Martyr

12 February 1584 at Tyburn, England

Studied at New College, Oxford. Teacher and schoolmaster. Studied for the priesthood at Rheims, France, and Rome. Ordained in 1582.

Beatified in 1929 by Pope Pius XI

Source: Patron Saints Index


Blessed Thomas Holland

December 22, 2008

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December 22

Roman Martyrology: In London, England, blessed Thomas Holland, a priest of the Society of Jesus and martyr who, sentenced to death under King Charles I for having clandestinely played his ministry, made the hanging with the spirit to God.

May 4: Saint Robert Lawrence, Martyr Of England

May 4, 2008

 Saint Robert Lawrence –  +1535
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April 19: Blessed John Duckett, Martyr Of England

April 19, 2008

Blessed John Duckett, 1585 – 1644