Mementoes of the English Martyrs

for every day in the year

Mementoes of the English Martyrs book cover
Preview book

About this item

Fr. Henry Sebastian Bowden wrote this powerful book so we will never forget the sacrifices of those martyrs who preserved and bequeathed to us our Catholic Faith. 

The heroic witness of the English martyrs you meet in this superb volume of daily meditations will instill a greater piety and zeal in your heart. Each day features a captivating short story from the life of a martyr or an excerpt from his or her writings. Their testimonies, sometimes prophetic, always profound, impart urgent reminders to us about Catholic persecution as it has occurred through time. 

The period of the English martyrs opened with Henry VIII’s "Oath of Supremacy" and the suppression of monasteries and then continued into forced Protestantism by blood under Elizabeth, and from there to the age in which Puritans killed Catholics solely for their Faith. In these gripping pages — increasingly relatable in our time — you will encounter extraordinary examples of valor in the face of shocking danger and cruelty, including the consequences laypeople faced for harboring priests.

Stirred by the selection of stories included, you will discover:

  • Why the boy orator St. Edmund Campion was called "golden-mouthed"
  • Which Jesuit priest martyr was also a renowned poet
  • (more...)
Share This
  • Pages: 456
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-778-9
  • Product Code: 7789
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2023
  • Categories: By Title, Church History, Upcoming Releases

There are no customer reviews at this time.

Email address required.

A valid email address is required to complete logging in with Twitter. We'll only ask for this the first time you use Twitter login.