St. Thomas Becket -29 December 2016

There is a romantic legend that the mother of Thomas Becket was a Saracen princess who followed his father, a pilgrim or crusader, back from the Holy Land, and wandered about Europe repeating the only English words she knew, "London" and "Becket," until she found him. There is no foundation for the story. According to [...]

Saint Edmund of Canterbury-16th November 2016

  Appointed 1233 Term ended 1240 Predecessor John Blund Successor Boniface of Savoy Orders Consecration 2 April 1234 Personal details Born 20 November c. 1175 St Edmund's Lane, Abingdon, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), England Died 16 November 1240 Soisy-Bouy, Seine-et-Marne, France Buried Pontigny Abbey, Burgundy, France Sainthood Feast day 16 November Venerated in Roman Catholic Church [...]