Feast of The English Martyrs
A video (3 mins 46 secs) about one of the three women who were recognised among the 40 English Martyrs from the times of persecution in the 16th and 17th centuries.
There were many other people who died because they chose to be Catholic during these centuries. Their witness and faith kept Catholicism alive in this country and, as a Catholic learning community, we owe them a debt.
Lord, we pray for courage in times of trouble.
When we doubt, strengthen our faith.
When we are sad, send us hope.
When we are weary, energise us
that we might persevere like the English Martyrs from long ago.
We pray this, as they prayed,
in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.