Category Archives: New Catholic Films

Saint Margaret Clitherow, A Valiant Woman, the Shining Pearl of York, English Martyr

A VALIANT WOMAN – Saint Margaret Clitherow, English Martyr, Recusant Catholic, Elizabethan, Mother, Saint. Margaret Middleton married John Clitherow, butcher and grazier, a freeman of the city of York, in 1571, and shortly afterwards became a Catholic. During the following … 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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Honey from the Rock – Saint Robert Southwell, English Martyr, Elizabethan Missionary Priest, Tyburn – Reading for 26th December

HONEY FROM THE ROCK Saint Robert Southwell – Reading for 26th December From a letter written before his arrest: “We have written many letters, but it seems few have come to your hands. We sail in the midst of these … 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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Love of the Cross, Saint Edith Stein, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, with photographs

LOVE OF THE CROSS Saint Edith Stein, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Edith Stein, also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD, (German: Teresia Benedicta vom Kreuz, Latin: Teresia Benedicta a Cruce) (12 October 1891 – 9 … Continue reading

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Teachers of the Year of Mercy – Saint Bede the Venerable

Saint Bede the Venerable, commenting on Mt 9:9, wrote that Jesus looked upon Matthew “with merciful love and chose him.” This expression impressed Pope Francis so much that he chose it for his episcopal motto: “miserando atque eligendo”. In the … 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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