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The Pre-Construct Archaeology team works on the Great Sacristy site. Photo

Burial place of medieval Catholic monks uncovered at Westminster Abbey

Aug 25, 2020

Archaeologists excavating a lost medieval sacristy at Westminster Abbey in London have uncovered what they believe are the remains of... Read more

Details from St John Fisher by Jacobus Houbraken (c. 1760), and St Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger (1527).

Saints John Fisher and Thomas More: Following God’s law above all else

Jun 22, 2018

The feast of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More is observed as an optional memorial in the ordinary form June... Read more

The Martyrs' Painting by Durante Alberti in the chapel of the Venerable English College in Rome.

Yesterday's martyrs, today's priests: The legacy of the Venerable English College

Dec 1, 2015

By Ann Schneible

While the days are long past that to be a Catholic priest in England is a capital crime, the legacy... Read more

Fr. Holden and Fr. Scholfield at the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, from 'Faith of our Fathers'.

New film shows heroism, strength of English martyrs

Oct 13, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The new film “Faith of Our Fathers” examines the Catholic martyrs of the English Reformation, whose fortitude is a reminder... Read more