All posts tagged "United Kingdom"

Thomas Becket



Feast Day: December 29 Canonized: February 21, 1173 In the Opening Prayer of the Mass on the feast of St. Thomas, we pray, “Almighty God, you granted the martyr Thomas the grace to give his life for the cause of…

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Margaret of Scotland



Feast Day: November 16 (formerly June 10) Canonized: 1251 Margaret was an English princess who was born around the year 1045. When her country was invaded, her family escaped by boat. They were headed for Hungary, but a storm crashed…

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John Henry Newman



Feast Day: October 9 Beatified: September 19, 2010 Venerated: January 22, 1991 At the 2010 Mass that proclaimed John Henry Newman “Blessed,” some of the hymns sung were written by that very man. But John was not simply a man who…

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Thomas More



Feast Day: June 22 Canonized: 1935 Beatified: 1886 In the Opening Prayer on June 22, we pray, “Give us the courage to proclaim our faith by the witness of our lives” (Sacramentary). Thomas More was a man of great faith…

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Columba of Iona



Feast Day: June 9 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Columba (521-597) was born of a royal family in Donegal, Ireland, but he is best known as one of the most famous Scottish saints. He became a monk at an early age and founded…

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Margaret Pole



Feast Day: May 28 Beatified: December 29, 1886 Margaret Pole was born in England in 1473 and was the niece of two English kings. Another king arranged for Margaret to marry Sir Reginald Pole, a friend of the royal family….

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Augustine of Canterbury



Feast Day: May 27 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Augustine is sometimes called the “Apostle of England.” In the year 596, Father Augustine left his quiet life as the prior of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Andrew in Rome to lead a group…

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