Monday, October 25, 2004

The Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
is today. There is information on them here.

Salvete, flores martyrum !

St. Philip Neri, to the students of the English College,who were preparing to return home to nearly certain torture and death.

Our martyrs in the sixteenth century, and their successors and representatives in the times which followed at home and abroad, hidden in out-of-the-way nooks and corners of England, or exiles and refugees in foreign countries, kept up a tradition of fervent prayer for their dear England down almost to our own day, when it was taken up from a fresh beginning.

Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O.

A visit to the website of Tyburn Convent might be appropriate.


Blogger Zadok the Roman said...


I don't know if you know that there's a Newman connection to the Tyburn Convent. I visited there a while ago and there is a plaque to Newman at the back of their chapel. Before it was a convent, it was home to James Robert Hope-Scott a friend of Newman and related (by marriage?) to Sir Walter Scott. Newman preached Hope-Scott's funeral homily in nearby Farm Street Church and returned to what is now the Tyburn Convent and lunched with Hope-Scott's sister.
I think that the Hope-Scott family were somewhat involved in Newman's cause in England and an elderly female descendant (the last?) passed away recently.

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