Saints of England

This page provides a list of the Saints of England. It is a liturgical listing, for it uses for its basis the liturgical calendar provided by the Roman Martyrology, edition 2004, the copyright for that being held by the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See in the Vatican City. This particular listing lists against the day of each month the name of each Saint and the date of his or her birth into life everlasting. May they pray for the Church in these countries, and may they pray for both England and Wales, whom they loved and gave their lives for.


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S. Bede (AD 672-735), priest and Doctor [link]


THE FORTY MARTYRS OF ENGLAND AND WALES

The forty Catholics of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, victims of the English Reformation and executed for their allegiance to the Old Religion, the Catholic Faith of their ancestors, who were canonised as a group by the Holy Father Paul VI, on the 25th of October, 1970. Their names fall into the month-by-month listing on the right, but here they are alphabetised:

  • John Almond
  • Edmund Arrowsmith
  • Ambrose Barlow
  • John Boste
  • Alexander Briant
  • Edmund Campion
  • Margaret Clitherow
  • Philip Evans
  • Thomas Garnet
  • Edmund Gennings
  • Richard Gwyn
  • John Houghton
  • Philip Howard
  • John Jones
  • John Kemble
  • Luke Kirby
  • Robert Lawrence
  • David Lewis
  • Anne Line
  • John Lloyd
  • Cuthbert Mayne
  • Henry Morse
  • Nicholas Owen
  • John Payne
  • Polydore Plasden
  • John Plessington
  • Richard Reynolds
  • John Rigby
  • John Roberts
  • Alban Roe
  • Ralph Sherwin
  • Robert Southwell
  • John Southworth
  • John Stone
  • John Wall
  • Henry Walpole
  • Margaret Ward
  • Augustine Webster
  • Swithun Wells
  • Eustace White

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S. Simon Stock of the Carmelites (13th c.) [link]


THE EIGHTY-FIVE MARTYRS OF ENGLAND AND WALES

The further eighty-five martyrs, victims all of the English Reformation, executed for their allegiance to the Old Religion of the England and Wales, beatified by the Holy Father John Paul II, the 22nd of November, 1987. Their names fall into the month-by-month listing on the right, but here they are alphabetised:

  • John Adams
  • Thomas Atkinson
  • Edward Bamber
  • George Beesley
  • Arthur Bell
  • Thomas Belson
  • Robert Bickerdike
  • Alexander Blake
  • Marmaduke Bowes
  • John Britton
  • Thomas Bullaker
  • Edward Burden
  • Roger Cadwallador
  • William Carter
  • Alexander Crow
  • William Davies
  • Robert Dibdale
  • George Douglas
  • Robert Drury
  • Edmund Duke
  • George Errington
  • Roger Filcock
  • John Fingley
  • Matthew Flathers
  • Richard Flower
  • Nicholas Garlick
  • William Gibson
  • Ralph Grimston
  • Robert Grissold
  • John Hambley
  • Robert Hardesty
  • George Haydock
  • Henry Heath
  • Richard Hill
  • John Hogg
  • Richard Holiday
  • Nicholas Horner
  • Thomas Hunt
  • Thurstan Hunt
  • Francis Ingleby
  • William Knight
  • Joseph Lambton
  • William Lampley
  • John Lowe
  • Robert Ludlam
  • Charles Mahoney
  • Robert Middleton
  • George Nichols
  • John Norton
  • Robert Nutter
  • Edward Osbaldeston
  • Anthony Page
  • Thomas Palasor
  • William Pike
  • Thomas Pilchard
  • Thomas Pormort
  • Nicholas Postgate
  • Humphrey Pritchard
  • Christopher Robinson
  • Stephen Rowsham
  • John Sandys
  • Montford Scott
  • Richard Sergeant
  • Richard Simpson
  • Peter Snow
  • William Southerne
  • William Spenser
  • Thomas Sprott
  • John Sugar
  • Robert Sutton
  • Edmund Sykes
  • John Talbot
  • Hugh Taylor
  • William Thomson
  • Robert Thorpe
  • John Thules
  • Edward Thwing
  • Thomas Watkinson
  • Henry Webley
  • Christopher Wharton
  • Thomas Whittaker
  • John Woodcock
  • Nicholas Woodfen
  • Roger Wrenno
  • Richard Yaxley


JANUARY

5. Saint Edward, called the Confessor, king, AD 1066 at Westminster.

9. Saint Adrian, abbot, native of north Africa, AD 710 at Canterbury [more].

11. Blessed William Carter, martyr, husband, a draper by trade, AD 1584 at Tyburn [more].

12. Saint Benedict Biscop, abbot, AD 690 at Wearmouth in Sunderland [more]; Saint Aelred, abbot, monk of the Order Cistercian, AD 1167 at Rievaulx in Yorkshire [more].

20. Saint Wulfstan, bishop, last of the Anglo-Saxon bishops before the Conquest, AD 1095 at Worcester [more]; Saint Cyprian Iwene Tansi, native of Nigeria, monk of the Order Cistercian, AD 1964 at Mount S. Bernard abbey in Leicestershire [more].

21. Saint Alban Roe, martyr, monk of the Order Benedictine, native of Suffolk; and Blessed Thomas Green, priest and martyr, AD 1642 at Tyburn [more].

22. Blessed William Patenson, priest and martyr, native of Durham, AD 1592 at Tyburn [more].

24. Blessed William Ireland, priest of the Order Jesuit; and his associate, Blessed John Grove, AD 1679 at Tyburn [more].


FEBRUARY

1. Saint Henry Morse, martyr, priest of the Order Jesuit, often captured, twice exiled, AD 1645 at Tyburn [more].

2. Saint Lawrence, bishop, second bishop of the See of Canterbury after Saint Augustine, AD 619 at Canterbury [more].

3. Saint Wereburgh of Mercia, abbess at Ely, AD 699 at Trentham, patroness of Chester [more]; Blessed John Nelson, martyr, priest of the Order Jesuit, AD 1578 at Tyburn [more].

4. Saint Gilbert of Sempringham, priest and founder of the Order Gilbertine under the Holy Father Eugene III, AD 1190 at Sempringham in Lincolnshire [more]; Blessed John Speed of Durham, martyr, layman and priest-helper, AD 1594 at Durham [more].

7. Blessed Thomas Sherwood of London, martyr, Church student of the English College at Douai, AD 1578 at Tyburn [more].

12. Blessed Thomas Hemerford of Dorset, James Fenn of Somerset, John Nutter OP of Lancashire, John Munden of Dorset, and George Haydock of Lancashire, priests and martyrs, AD 1584 at Tyburn [more: Fenn, Nutter, Haydock, Hemerford and Munden].

17. Saint Finan, native of Ireland, bishop and abbot, AD 661 at Lindisfarne in Northumbria [more].

18. Blessed William Harrington, martyr, priest of the Order Jesuit, AD 1594 at Tyburn [more]. Blessed John Pibush of Yorkshire, priest and martyr, AD 1601 at Southwark [more].

21. Blessed Thomas Pomort of Hull, priest and martyr, AD 1592 at London S. Paul's [more]; Saint Robert Southwell, martyr, priest of the Order Jesuit, AD 1595 at Tyburn [more].

23. Saint Milburgh of Mercia, abbess, AD 727 at Wenlock priory, Shropshire [more].

24. Saint Ethelbert of Kent, king, who welcomed Saint Augustine into his kingdom, AD 616 [more].

26. Blessed Robert Drury of Buckinghamshire, priest and martyr, AD 1607 at Tyburn.

27. Saint Anne Line, widow and martyr, her husband having died in exile a priest-helper; Blessed Marcus Barkworth of Lincolnshire, priest of the Order Benedictine and Blessed Roger Filcock of Kent, priest of the Order Jesuit, 1601 at Tyburn [more: Line, Barkworth, Filcock]; Blessed William Richardson of Yorkshire, priest and martyr, last of Queen Elisabeth's martyrs, AD 1603, at Tyburn [more].

29. Saint Oswald, native of Daneland, archbishop of York, monk of the Order Benedictine, AD 992 at Worcester [more].


MARCH

2. Saint Chad, abbot, bishop of Northumbria, then of the Mercians and those of Lindsey, AD 672 at Lichfield [more].

4. Blessed Christopher Bales, priest, together with Alexander Blake and Nicholas Horner, his associates and priest-helpers, AD 1590 at London Fleet Street [more].

7. Blessed John Larke, curé of Chelsea and affected by the death of Saint Thomas More, and Blessed John Ireland, curé of Eltham, priests, together with Blessed Jermyn Gardiner [more: Larke, Gardiner], layman, AD 1544 at Tyburn.

8. Saint Felix, native of Burgundy, bishop and apostle to the East Angles, AD 648 at Dunwich [more].

11. Blessed Thomas Atkinson of Yorkshire, priest and martyr, AD 1616 at York [more].

12. Saint Elphege, monk anchorite, abbot of Bath and later bishop of Winchester, AD 1012 at Greenwich [more].

13. Blessed Agnellus of Pisa, priest of the Order Franciscan, sent by Saint Francis to France and then England, who then erected the houses of that Order in England, AD 1236 at Oxford [more].

15. Blessed William Hart of Wells, priest and martyr, AD 1583 at York [more].

16. Blessed John Amias and Blessed Robert Dalby, priests and martyrs, AD 1589 at York [more: Amias, Dalby].

18. Saint Edward, king, murdered, AD 978 at Wareham [more]; Blessed John Thules of Lancashire, priest, together with Blessed Roger Wrenno, a weaver by trade, both martyrs, AD 1616 at Preston [more].

21. Blessed Thomas Pilchard of Sussex, priest, AD 1587 at Dorchester [more]; together with Blessed William Pike, a carpenter by trade, both martyrs [more]; Blessed Matthew Flathers, priest and martyr, AD 1607 at York [more].

22. Saint Nicholas Owen of Oxford, religious of the Order Jesuit and martyr, former-joiner and engineer of priest-holes and priest-hides, AD 1606 at London Tower [more].

23. Blessed Edmund Sykes of Leeds, priest and martyr, AD 1587 at York [more].

25. Saint Margaret Clitherow, martyr, priest-helper, AD 1586 at York [more]; Blessed James Bird of Winchester, martyr, AD 1593 at Winchester [more].

28. Blessed Christopher Wharton of Middleton, priest and martyr, AD 1600 at York [more].

29. Blessed John Hambley of Cornwall, priest and martyr, AD 1587 at Salisbury [more].

30. Saint Osburgh, abbess of Coventry, possibly AD 1016 at Coventry [more].

31. Blessed Christopher Robinson of Cumberland, priest and martyr, witness to the execution of Saint John Boste, AD 1598 at Carlisle [more].


APRIL

1. Blessed John Bretton of Yorkshire, martyr, husband and father, AD 1598 [more].

2. Saint John Payne of Peterborough, priest and martyr, AD 1582 at Chelmsford [more].

3. Saint Richard of Chichester, bishop, AD 1253 at Dover [more]; Blessed Robert Middleton, priest of the Order Jesuit, together with Blessed Thurstan Hunt, priest, both martyrs, AD 1601 at Lancaster [more].

7. Saint Henry Walpole, priest of the Order Jesuit, together with Blessed Alexander Rawlins, priest, both martyrs, AD 1595 at York [more]; Blessed Edward Oldcorne, priest, together with Blessed Ralph Ashley, religious of the Order Jesuit, AD 1606 at Worcester [more: Oldcorne, Ashley].

11. Blessed George Gervase, priest of the Order Benedictine and martyr, AD 1608 at Tyburn [more].

13. Blessed Francis Dickenson and Blessed Miles Gerard, priests and martyrs, AD 1590 at Rochester [more]; Blessed John Lockwood of Yorkshire and Blessed Edward Catherick of Lancashire, priests and martyrs, AD 1642 at York [more: Lockwood, Catherick].

17. Blessed Henry Heath of Peterborough, priest of the Order Franciscan Minor and martyr, AD 1643 at Newgate [more].

19. Blessed James Duckett of Westmorland, husband and bookseller, AD 1601 at Tyburn [more].

20. Blessed James Bell of Warrington, priest, and Blessed John Finch of Eccleston, husband, farmer and catechist, both martyrs, AD 1584 at Lancaster [more: Bell, Finch]; Blessed Richard Sargeant and Blessed William Thomson, priests and martyrs, AD 1586 at Tyburn [more]; Blessed Anthony Page of Middlesex, priest and martyr, AD 1593 at York [more]; Blessed Francis Page, of the Order Jesuit, together with Blessed Robert Watkinson, priest and martyr, AD 1602 at Tyburn [more].

24. Saint Mellitus, abbot and bishop of the East Saxons, part of Saint Augustine's mission to England, later archbishop of Canterbury, AD 624 at Canterbury [more]; Saint Wilfrid, monk of Ripon, abbot and bishop, AD 710 at York [more].

25. Blessed Robert Anderton and Blessed William Marsden, priests and martyrs, AD 1586 on the Isle of Wight [more].

30. Saint Earconwald of Lindsey, monk and bishop, founder of Chertsey and Barking abbeys brother to Saint Ethelburgh, AD 693 at Barking abbey [more].


MAY

4. Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence and Saint Augustine Webster, priors of the abbeys of London, Beauvale and Axholme respectively, and monks of the Order Carthusian; together with Saint Richard Reynolds of the Order of S. Brigid and Blessed John Haile, curé of Isleworth, priests and martyrs all, AD 1535 at Tyburn [more: Houghton, Lawrence, Webster, Reynolds, Haile].

6. Saint Eadbert, bishop of Lindisfarne and successor of Saint Cuthbert, AD 698 at Lindisfarne [more]; Blessed Edward Jones of Llanelidan and Blessed Anthony Middleton, priests and martyrs, AD 1590 at London Fleet Street [more: Jones, Middleton].

9. Blessed Thomas Pickering, monk of the Order Benedictine, AD 1679 at Tyburn [more].

11. Blessed John Rochester and Blessed James Walworth, priests and martyrs, monks of the Order Carthusian of the London abbey, AD 1537 at York [more].

19. Saint Dunstan, monk and abbot of Glastonbury, bishop of Worcester and then London and Canterbury, reformer of the Church and promoter of the monastic life, AD 988 at Canterbury [more]; Blessed Peter Wright, priest of the Order Jesuit and martyr, AD 1651 at Tyburn [more].

22. Blessed John Forrest, priest of the Order Franciscan Minor and martyr, confessor to Queen Catherine, burned together with several holy icons of wood, AD 1538 at London Smithfield [more].

25. Saint Bede the Venerable, priest and Doctor of the Church, monk of Jarrow in Northumbria, historian, natural scientist and Scripture scholar, AD 735 at Jarrow [more]; Saint Aldhelm, abbot of Malmesbury and bishop of Sherbourne of the West Saxons, poet and scholar, AD 709 at [more].

27. Saint Augustine, first bishop of the Catholic See of Canterbury, missionary from Rome, received by King Ethelbert of Kent, AD 604 at Canterbury [more]; Blessed Edmund Duke, Blessed Richard Hill, Blessed John Hogg, Blessed Richard Holiday, priests from the English College at Rheims and martyrs, AD 1590 at Dryburne in County Durham [more].

28. Blessed Lanfranc of Pavia, monk at Bec in Normandy and bishop, jurist reformer of the discipline of the Church, AD 1089 at Canterbury [more]; Blessed Margaret Pole, wife and martyr, countess of Salisbury and mother of Cardinal Pole, AD 1541 at London Tower [more]; Blessed Thomas Ford, Blessed John Shert of Cheshire and Blessed Robert Johnson of Worcester, priests and martyrs, AD at Tyburn [more: Ford, Shert, Johnson].

29. Blessed Richard Thirkeld of Durham, priest and martyr, AD 1538 at York [more].

30. Saint Luke Kirby, priest and martyr; together with Blessed William Filby of Oxfordshire, Blessed Laurence Johnson of Lancashire, and Blessed Thomas Cottam of Lancashire of the Order Jesuit, priests and martyrs all, AD 1582 at Tyburn [more: Kirby, Filby, Johnson, Cottam].

31. Blessed Robert Thorpe of Yorkshire, priest and martyr, together with Blessed Thomas Watkinson, layman and priest-helper, AD 1591 at York [more].


JUNE

1. Saint Wigstan of Mercia, martyr, who declined the kingship for the monastic life, who opposed the an incestuous union of his mother and was executed, AD 840 in the fields outside Wistow in Leicestershire [more]; Blessed John Storey, canonist and martyr, layman of the third Order Franciscan, AD 1571 at Tyburn [more].

2. Blessed Francis Ingleby, priest and martyr, of the English College at Rheims, AD 1586 at York [more].

5. Saint Boniface of Devonshire, archbishop of Mainz and martyr, English monk once called Winfrid, missionary from the Holy Father Gregory II to the German countries, AD 754 at Dokkum, in Frisia [more].

6. Blessed William Greenwood, of the Order Carthusian at the London priory, AD 1547 at London Newgate [more].

7. Saint Robert of Newminster, abbot and monk of the Order Cistercian, AD 1159 at Newminster abbey, Morpeth, Northumbria [more].

8. Saint William (Fitzherbert) of York, twice archbishop of York, unjustly deposed and monk at Wincester, later restored and peace-maker, AD 1154 at York [more].

9. Blessed Robert Salt, martyr, monk of the Order Carthusian at the London house, AD 1537 at London Newgate [more].

10. Saint Ithamarus, first Anglo-Saxon bishop of England, AD 664 at Rochester [more]; Blessed Thomas Green, priest, together with Blessed Walter Pierson, monks of the Order Carthusian at the London house, AD 1537 at London Newgate [more].

15. Blessed Thomas Scryven, martyr and monk of the Order Carthusian at the London house, AD 1537 at London Newgate [more]; Blessed Peter Snow, priest, together with Blessed Ralph Grimston, priest-helper, both of Yorkshire and martyrs, AD 1598 at York [more].

16. Blessed Thomas Reding, martyr and monk of the Order Carthusian at the London house, AD 1537 at London Newgate [more].

19. Blessed Sebastian Newdigate of Middlesex, Blessed Humphrey Middlemore of Warwickshire and Blessed William Exmew, priests of the Order Carthusian at the London house, AD 1535 at Tyburn [more: Newdigate, Middlemore, Exmew]; Blessed Thomas Woodhouse, priest of the Order Jesuit and martyr, AD 1573 at Tyburn [more].

20. Blessed Thomas Whitbread of Essex, together with Blessed William Harcourt of Lancashire, John Fenwich of County Durham, John Gavan of London and Anthony Turner, priests of the Order Jesuit, falsely accused of plotting against the king, AD 1679 at Tyburn [more: Whitbread, Harcourt, Fenwich, Gavan].

21. Saint John Rigby, martyr, a layman and recusant, AD 1600 at London Southwark [more].

22. Saint John Fisher, bishop of Rochester, only English bishop to oppose the first phase of the English Reformation, cardinalated in his imprisonment, AD 1535 at London Tower [more]; Saint Thomas More, philosopher and statesman, chancellor royal, AD 1535 at London Tower [more]; Saint Alban, first of the martyrs of Britain, priest-helper, AD 250 (unsettled) at Holywell hill, S. Alban's [more].

23. Saint Ediltrude of Ely, aka. Saint Audrey, abbess, queen of Northumbria, twice widowed, received the veil from Saint Wilfrid, AD 679 at Ely [more]; Saint Thomas Garnet, priest of the Order Jesuit and martyr, twice imprisoned, AD 1608 at Tyburn [more].

28. Saint John Southworth of Lancashire, priest and martyr with a long ministry to the people of Westminster, AD 1654 at Tyburn [more].

30. Blessed Philip Powell, once a lawyer, priest and monk of the Order Benedictine and martyr, AD 1646 at Tyburn [more].


JULY

1. Blessed George Beesley of Lancashire and Blessed Montford Scott, priests and martyrs, AD 1591 at London Fleet Street [more: Beesley, Scott].

2. Saint Swithin, Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester, church-builder, AD 863 at Winchester, Hampshire [more].

4. Blessed John Cornelius of Cornwall, priest of the Order Jesuit, entering that Order while in prison; together with Blessed Thomas Bosgrave, Blessed John Carey and Blessed Patrick Salmon, laymen and priest-helpers, AD 1594 at Dorchester [more]; Blessed William Andleby and Blessed Henry Abbot, and Blessed Thomas Warcop and Blessed Edward Fulthorp. laymen, AD 1597 at York [more: Andleby, Abbot].

5. Blessed George Nichols, Blessed Richard Yaxley, priests and martyrs, together with Blessed Thomas Belson, student for the priesthood and Blessed Humphrey Pritchard, AD 1589 at Oxford [more: Nichols, Belson].

6. Saint Thomas More, philosopher and statesman, chancellor royal, AD 1535 at London Tower [more].

7. Saint Ethilburgh, abbess of the Faremoutiers monastery, princess of the East Angles, AD 664 at that York [more]; Saint Hædde, monk of Whitby, West Saxon bishop of Winchester, philosopher, devotee of Saint Birini, AD 705 at Winchester [more]; Blessed Roger Dickinson, priest and Blessed Ralph Milner, husband and farmer, together with Blessed Laurence Humphreys, AD 1591 at Winchester [more: the Douai martyrs, Milner, Humphreys].

9. Blessed Adrian Fortescue, husband and martyr, twice arrested, AD 1539 at London Tower [more].

11. Blessed Thomas Benstead and Blessed Thomas Sprott of Westmorland, priests and martyrs, AD 1600 at Lincoln [more].

12. Blessed David Gunston, knight of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, AD 1541 at London Southward [more]; Saint John Jones of Wales, priest of the Order Franciscan Minor, AD 1598 at London Southwark [more].

13. Blessed Thomas Tunstall, priest of the Order Benedictine and martyr, AD 1616 at Norwich [more].

14. Blessed Richard Langhorne, lawyer and martyr, unjustly accused of an insurrection, AD 1679 at Tyburn [more].

16. Blessed John Sugar of Staffordshire, priest, and Blessed Robert Grissold, priest-helper, both martyrs, AD 1604 at Warwick [more: Sugar, Grissold].

17. Saint Kenelme, monk at Wincelcumba in Mercia, prince of Mercia, reputedly martyred, AD at 811 outside Clent, in Worcestershire [more].

19. Saint John Plessington of Lancashire, priest and martyr, AD 1679 at Chester [more].

24. Blessed Nicholas Garlick, Blessed Robert Ludlam, Blessed Richard Simpson, priests and martyrs, AD 1588 at Derby [more: Garlick, Ludlam, Simpson]; Blessed Joseph Lambton of Yorkshire, priest and martyr, AD 1592 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne [more]; Saint John Boste, priest and martyr, AD 1594 at Durham [more].

26. Blessed George Swallowell, martyr, returned protestant, AD 1594 at Darlington [more]; Blessed Edward Thwing, together with Blessed Robert Nutter of York, priests of the Order Dominican and martyrs, AD 1600 at Lancaster [more: Thwing, Nutter]; Blessed William Webster aka. Ward, priest and martyr, AD 1641 at Tyburn [more].

27. Blessed Robert Sutton of Burton-upon-Trent, protestant rector of Lutterworth, priest and martyr, AD 1587 at Stafford [more]; Blessed William Davies, priest and martyr, AD 1593 at Beaumaris Castle [more].

30. Blessed Edward Powell of Wales, the King's theologian, Blessed Richard Featherstone, archdeacon of Brecon and chaplain to the Queen, and Blessed Thomas Abel, chaplain to the Queen, priests and martyrs, doctors of theology, long imprisoned in London Tower, AD 1540 at London Smithfield [more: Powell, Featherstone, Abel].

31. Blessed Everald Hanse of Northamptonshire, priest and martyr, AD 1581 at Tyburn [more].


AUGUST

1. Saint Ethelwold, bishop of Wincester, reformer of the monastic life in Anglo-Saxon England, in which he was a student of Saint Dunstan, AD 984 at Beddington, Surrey [more]; Blessed Thomas Welbourne, layman and schoolmaster, AD 1605 at York [more].

4. Blessed William Horne, monk of the Order Carthusian at the London house and martyr, AD 1537 at Tyburn [more].

7. Blessed Martin of S. Felix (John) Woodcock, of the Order Franciscan Minor, together with Blessed Edward Bamber and Blessed Thomas Whitaker, priests all and martyrs, AD 1646 at Lancaster Castle [more: Woodcock, Bamber, Whitaker]; Blessed Nicholas Postgate, priest and martyr, AD 1679 at York [more].

8. Blessed John Felton, martyr, who dared to publish in London the bull of excommunication of the Queen made by the Holy Father Pius V, affixing it to the gate of the Bishop's palace, AD 1570 at London S. Paul's [more]; Blessed John Fingley, priest and martyr, together with Blessed Robert Bickendike, reconciled protestant, AD 1586 at York [more: Fingley, Bickendike].

9. Blessed Richard Bere, priest and martyr, faithful to the Holy Father and defender of Holy Matrimony, associate of the London Carthusians, AD 1537 at London [more].

11. Blessed John Sandys and Blessed Stephan Rowsham, priests, together with William Lampley, a glover by trade, all martyrs, AD 1586-8 at Gloucester [more: Sandys, Rowsham, Lampley].

12. Blessed Charles Meehan aka. Mahony, priest of the Order Franciscan Minor and martyr, native of Ireland, arrested in Wales, AD 1679 at Ruthin [more].

13. Blessed William Freeman of York, priest and martyr, who canted the Te Deum at the scaffold, AD 1595 at Warwick [more].

19. Blessed Hugh Green, priest and martyr, of the English College at Douai, thirty years a priest in England, AD 1642 at Dorchester [more].

22. Blessed Thomas Percy, martyr, seventh earl of Northumberland, who led the Revolt of the Northern Earls in a failed attempt to oust the Queen and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots, AD 1572 at York [more]; Blessed William Lacey and Blessed Richard Kirkman, both of Yorkshire, priests and martyrs, AD 1582 at York [more]; Saint John Wall of Preston in Lancashire, priest of the Order Franciscan Minor and martyr, twenty years and more a priest in England, AD 1679 at Worcester [more]; Saint John Kemble of S. Weonard's, priest and martyr, fifty years and more a priest in England, arrested in his eighties, AD 1679 at Hereford [more].

27. Blessed Roger Cadwallador Stretton Sugwas, priest and martyr, sixteen years a priest in England, AD 1610 at Leominster [more]; Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God Barberi, of Viterbo, priest of the Order Passionist, eager for Christian Unity, who received many into the Church, including the great Saint John Henry Newman, AD 1849 at Reading, Berkshire [more].

28. Blessed William Dean of Yorkshire, priest, together with seven of his associates, namely Blessed William Gunter, Blessed Robert Morton, Blessed Thomas Holford and Blessed James Claxton, all priests, and Blessed Thomas Felton of the Order Franciscan Minor and Blessed Henry Webley and Blessed Hugh More, laymen, AD 1588 at London Mile End [more]; Saint Edmund Arrowsmith, priest of the Order Jesuit and martyr, who spent many years in hidden ministry, AD 1628 at Lancaster [more].

29. Saint Sæbbi, king of the East Saxons, deposed and afterwards a monk, AD 695 at London [more]; Blessed Richard Herst, martyr, husband and farmer, falsely accused of murder, AD 1628 at Lancaster [more].

30. Saint Margaret Ward of Cheshire, martyr and wife, priest-helper and the 'pearl of Tyburn,' together with Blessed Richard Leigh of Cambridge, priest, and Blessed Edward Shelley of Sussex, and Blessed Richard Martin of Shropshire, Blessed John Roche of Ireland, and Blessed Richard Lloyd of Wales, priest-helpers all, AD 1588 at Tyburn [more: Ward, Leigh, Martin, Roche].

31. Saint Aidan, abbot and monk of Lindisfarne, bishop also of Lindisfarne and apostle to the Northumbrians, AD 651 at Bamburgh, Northumberland [more].


SEPTEMBER

5. Blessed William Browne of Northamptonshire, martyr, AD 1685 at Ripon.

6. Saint Bega, and Irish princess, the ninth century on the Cumbrian coast [more].

7. Blessed Ralph Corby of Dublin, of the Order Jesuit, together with Blessed John Duckett of Yorkshire, both priests and martyrs, AD 1644 at Tyburn [more: Corby, Duckett].

8. Blessed Thomas Palaser of Yorkshire, priest, together with Blessed John Norton and Blessed John Talbot, priest-helpers, AD 1600 at Durham [more: Palaser, Talbot].

9. Blessed George Douglas of Scotland, priest and martyr, once a schoolmaster, AD 1587 at York [more].

10. Saint Ambrose Edward Barlow, priest of the Order Benedictine and martyr, in ministry for some twenty-four years in the Lancaster area, arrested while preaching on Easter Sunday, AD 1641 at Tyburn [more].

16. Saint Edith, English princess, daughter of King Edgar, AD 984 at Wilton Abbey, Wiltshire [more].

19. Saint Theodore of Tarsus, monk and later seventh archbishop of Canterbury, raised to the bishopric by the Holy Father Vitalianus and sent as a missionary to England in his 70s, AD 690 at Canterbury [more].

20. Blessed Thomas Johnson, priest of the Order Carthusian and martyr, from the London house, AD 1537 at London [more].

23. Blessed William Way of Cornwall, priest and martyr, AD 1588 at Kingston-upon-Thames [more].

24. Blessed William Spenser of Yorkshire, priest, together with Blessed Robert Hardesty, priest-helper, AD 1589 at York [more].

30. Saint Honorius, Roman monk and companion of Saint Augustine on the English mission, fifth archbishop of Canterbury, AD 653 at Canterbury [more].


OCTOBER

1. Saint Gerard Edwards of Shropshire, priest and martyr, together with Blessed Robert Wilcox of Chester and Blessed Christopher Buxton of Derbyshire, priests and martyrs, and Blessed Robert Widmerpool of Nottinghamshire, priest-helper, AD 1588 at Canterbury [more: Oaten Hill martyrs, Buxton]; Blessed Ralph Crockett of Cheshire and Blessed Edward James of Derbyshire, priests and martyrs, of the English College in Rheims, AD 1588 at Chichester [more: Crockett, James]; Blessed John Robinson of Cumberland, priest and martyr, husband and widower, AD 1598 at Ipswich [more].

3. Saints Nigrus and Albus, English priests among the Saxons and following the example of Saint Wilibrord and his companions, martyred by the pagans.

5. Blessed William Hartley of Derbyshire and Blessed John Hewett of York, priests, together with Blessed Robert Sutton of Kegworth, AD 1588 at Shoreditch [more: Hartley, Hewett].

8. Blessed John Adams of Dorset, Blessed Robert Dibdale of Warwickshire and Blessed John Lowe of London, priests and martyrs, AD 1586 at Tyburn [more: Adams, Dibdale, Lowe].

10. Saint Paulinus, monk and disciple of the Holy Father Gregory I and part of Saint Augustine's English mission, brought King Edwin of Northumbria among others to the Faith, first archbishop of York, AD 644 at Rochester [more]; Saint John of Bridlington, priest and prior of the monastery of the Augustinian canons, AD 1379 [more].

12. Blessed Thomas Bullaker of Chichester, priest of the Order Franciscan Minor and martyr, AD 1642 at Tyburn [more].

17. Saint Richard Gwyn of Montgomeryshire, martyr, husband and schoolmaster, AD 1584 at Wrexham [more].

19. Saint Frideswida of Mercia, princess and abbess of the double monastery at Oxford, AD 727 at Binsey, near Oxford [more]; Saint Philip Howard, thirteenth earl of Arundel, martyr, family man who fell from grace with the Queen on account of his adherence to the Old Religion, AD 1595 at London Tower [more].

23. Saint Ethelfleda, abbess, daughter of King Edward the Elder, AD 970 at Ramsey Abbey, Tamworth [more]; Blessed Thomas Thwing, priest and martyr, falsely accused of insurrection, AD 1680 at York [more].

26. Saint Cedd, monk and bishop, apostle to the Middle Angles, brother to Saint Chad, ordained by Saint Finan of the East Saxons, AD 644 at Lastingham, Northumbria [more]; Saint Eata of Hexham, monk, abbot, and later bishop of Lindisfarne, AD 686 at Hexham, Northumbria [more].

30. Blessed John Slade, lawyer and martyr, AD 1583 at Winchester [more].


NOVEMBER

2. Saint Winefride, virgin martyr, the seventh century at Holywell in north Wales [more]; Blessed John Bodey, recusant schoolmaster and martyr, a theologian and lawyer, AD 1583 at Andover [more].

7. Saint Cyngar of Llangefni, Anglesey, abbot, the sixth century at Llangefni [more].

9. Blessed George Napper, priest and martyr, who worked both in clandestine ministry and later in prison to bring souls to Christ, AD 1610 at Oxford [more].

10. Saint Iustus, of the companions of Saint Augustine on the English Mission, fourth archbishop of Canterbury, AD 631 at Canterbury [more].

15. Blessed Hugh Faringdon, aka. Cook, of Reading abbey, monk and abbot of the Order Benedictine, Blessed John Eynon and Blessed John Rugg, priests all, faithful to the Old Religion and to the Holy Father, AD 1539 at Reading [more: Faringdon, Eynon]; Blessed Richard Whiting, abbot of Glastonbury abbey, together with Blessed Roger James and Blessed John Thorne, monks priests all of the Order Benedictine, faithful to the Old Religion and to the Holy Father, AD 1539 at Glastonbury [more].

16. Blessed Edward Osbaldeston of Lancaster, priest and martyr, of the English College at Rheims, AD 1594 at York [more].

17. Saint Hilda, abbess and founder of Whitby abbey, in Northumbria, and founding several others, AD 680 at Whitby [more]; Saint Hugh of Lincoln, monk of the Order Carthusian and bishop of Lincoln, defender of the freedom of the Church, defender of the Jewish people, AD 1200 at Lincoln [more].

20. Saint Edmund, king of the east Angles, taken captive by viking invaders and killed for his adherence to the Christian religion, AD 869 in East Anglia [more].

26. Blessed Hugh Taylor, priest, together with Blessed Marmaduke Bowes, husband and priest-helper, martyrs both, AD 1585 at York [more].

28. Blessed James Thompson, priest and martyr, AD 1580 at York [more].

29. Blessed Edward Burden of County Durham, priest and martyr, of the English College at Rheims, AD 1588 at York [more]; Blessed George Errington of Herst, Blessed William Gibson of Ripon and Blessed William Knight, martyrs, AD 1596 at York [more: Errington, Gibson, Knight].

30. Saint Cuthbert Mayne of Devon, priest and martyr, first of the seminary priests to be martyred, AD 1577 at Launceston, Cornwall [more]; Blessed Alexander Crowe, priest and martyr, once a shoemaker, AD 1587 at York [more].


DECEMBER

1. Blessed John Beche, priest of the Order Benedictine and martyr, monk and abbot, faithful to the Old Religion and to the Holy Father, AD 1539 at Colchester abbey [more]; Saint Edmund Campion of the Order Jesuit, Saint Ralph Sherwin of Derbyshire, Saint Alexander Briant of Somerset, priests and martyrs, AD 1581 at Tyburn [more: Campion, Sherwin, Briant]; Blessed Richard Langley, priest-helper and martyr, AD 1586 at York [more].

3. Saint Birinus, missionary of the Holy Father Honorius to the west Saxons, first bishop of Dorchester AD 650 at Dorchester [more]; Blessed Edward Coleman, royal courtier and martyr, falsely accused of insurrection, AD 1678 at London [more].

4. Saint Osmund, second bishop of Old Sarum, who arrived in England with William the Conqueror, served as chancellor royal, AD 1099 at Salisbury [more].

5. Saint John Almond, priest and martyr, more than ten years in clandestine ministry, AD 1612 at Tyburn [more].

10. Saint Edmund Gennings of Lichfield, priest, and Saint Swithun Wells of Hampshire, priest-helper, AD 1591 at London Gray's Inn [more: Gennings, Swithun]; Saint Polydore Plasden of London and Saint Eustace White of Lincolnshire, priests, together with Blessed Brian Lacy, Blessed John Mason and Blessed Sydney Hodgson, priest-helpers, martyrs all, AD 1591 at Tyburn [more: Plasden, White, Hodgson]; Saint John Roberts, of the Order Benedictine, together with Blessed Thomas Somers, priests and martyrs, AD 1610 at Tyburn [more].

11. Blessed Arthur Bell, priest of the Order Franciscan Minor and martyr, AD 1643 at Tyburn [more].

22. Blessed Thomas Holland, priest of the Order Jesuit and martyr, having had a long clandestine ministry, AD 1642 at Tyburn [more].

23. Saint John Stone, priest of the Order Augustinian and martyr, a Doctor of theology, faithful to the Old Religion and to the Holy Father, AD 1539 at Canterbury [more].

29. Saint Thomas Becket, fortieth archbishop of Canterbury and martyr, defender of the Freedom of the Church, AD 1170 at Canterbury [more]; Blessed William Howard of the Howards of Arundel, martyr, first viscount Stafford, falsely accused of an insurrection, AD 1680 at London Tower [more].

30. Saint Egwin of Mercia, founder of Evesham abbey, monk and third bishop of Worcester, AD 717 at Evesham [more].


"If history records good things of good men,
the thoughtful hearer is encouraged to imitate what is good:
or if it records evil of wicked men,
the devout, religious listener or reader is encouraged to avoid all that is sinful and perverse
and to follow what he knows to be good and pleasing to God."

- Saint Bede the Venerable, in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People