Category Archives: Forty Martys of England and Wales

Saint Robert Southwell, Poet, Elizabethan, Jesuit – an English Missionary with a message of hope

Saint Robert Southwell (c. 1561 – 21 February 1595), also Saint Robert Southwell, was an English Roman Catholic priest of the Jesuit Order. He was also a poet and clandestine missionary in post-Reformation England. After being arrested and imprisoned in … Continue reading

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About Mary’s Dowry Productions, from an Article written for Arundel Cathedral Proclaimer, April 2016

About Mary’s Dowry Productions By Bernadette Bevans Co-Founder and Co-Director Mary’s Dowry Productions is named for Our Lady. Tradition tells us that England was first consecrated to the Blessed Virgin as Her Dowry by Saint Edward the Confessor and that … Continue reading

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Shielding a Friend – Saint Alexander Briant (1), Elizabethan English missionary priest, Tyburn, Reading for 27th December

Robert Persons and Alexander Briant – best friends, missionary priests – screenshot © 2012 Mary’s Dowry Productions SHIELDING A FRIEND – Saint Alexander Briant (1), Elizabethan Missionary Priest, martyred at Tyburn 1581 – Feast day December 1st. Father Persons, being … Continue reading

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A Priest’s Epitaph at Douay – George Muscot – Secular priest – Reading for 24th December

A PRIEST’S EPITAPH AT DOUAY George Muscot – Secular Priest “After a great many labours endured in England for the Catholic faith, with great profit to souls, here rests the very Reverend George Muscot, an English priest. Having suffered the … Continue reading

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Lying Witnesses – Saint Edmund Campion (2), Jesuit, Elizabethan missionary martyr, Tyburn – reading for 22nd December, feast day 1st December

LYING WITNESSES Saint Edmund Campion (2) – Jesuit, English Martyr Screenshot above: Saint Edmund Campion at his trial © 2008 Mary’s Dowry Productions To the jury at his trial: “In common matters we often see witnesses impeached, and if at … Continue reading

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His Passion Foreseen – Saint Edmund Campion (1), English Martyr, Jesuit, Reading for 21st December – feast day December 1st

HIS PASSION FORESEEN Saint Edmund Campion – Jesuit (1) IN December 1579 Dr Allen wrote to Campion: “My father, brother, son, Edmund Campion, for to you I must use every expression of the tenderest ties of love: since the general … Continue reading

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A Most Wicked Proceeding – Saint John Southworth, secular priest of Westminster, London, English Martyr

A MOST WICKED PROCEEDING Saint John Southworth – Secular priest Saint John Southworth at Tyburn © 2014 Mary’s Dowry Productions Screenshot from ‘Saint John Southworth’ DVD Born of an old Lancashire family, John Southworth returned from Douay in 1619, and … Continue reading

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A Better Resurrection – Saint Ralph Sherwin, English Martyr

A native of Rodsley, Derbyshire, as a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, Saint Ralph Sherwin was accounted “an acute philosopher and an excellent Greek and Hebrew scholar.” But grace called him to higher distinction. He became a Catholic, entered the … Continue reading

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Spectacle to men and angels – Saint Edmund Campion, Jesuit, English Martyr, Elizethan Catholic Saint – December 1st 1581

Edmund Campion, the brilliant Oxford scholar, orator, Anglican deacon, convert – “One of England’s diamonds” – was done to death in London on 1st December 1581 at the age of about forty. His tempestuous career as one of the first … Continue reading

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Editing begins this week for two new films, Saint David and Saint John Houghton

Mary’s Dowry Productions will begin editing for two new films on the lives of Saint David of Wales and Saint John Houghton, two Catholic Saints from very different times in the history of England. Saint John Houghton, O.Cart., (c. 1486-London, … Continue reading

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