English Martyrs, Universal Witness

Posted June 25, 2018 12:45 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

English Martyrs, Universal Witness

Today, on the first official day of summer, we celebrate two martyrs, John Cardinal Fisher and Thomas More, as well as a bishop, Paulinus of Nola, a poet, senator, and former married man, who, after his wife’s death, became a priest, and was elevated to oversee the diocese of Bordeaux in southern France in the fourth century.
More’s story is well known due to Robert Bolt’s 1960 play, A Man for All Seasons, and subsequent marvellous film adaptation (well, there were actually two, the first in 1966 with Paul Scofeld’s More being the definitive version).
More was Chancellor of England, while Fisher was bishop

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