Ss. John Fisher and Thomas More

St. John Fisher (Hans Holbein the Younger)

Born 19 October 1469
Chaplain and Confessor to Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII
Bishop of Rochester (1504-)
Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1504-)
Tutor to Prince Henry (the future King Henry VIII)
Chaplain to Queen Catherine of Aragon
The only Bishop in England to refuse the Oath of Supremacy
Condemned to be hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn
Beheaded on 22 June 1535, two days before the Feast of his patron St. John the Baptist,
another martyr for the sanctity of marriage.

Canonized on 19 May 1935 by Pope Pius XI


St. Thomas More (Hans Holbein the Younger)

Born 7 February 1478
Married Jane Colt (1505-1511)
Father of Margaret, Elizabeth, Cicely and John
Married Alice Middleton (1511-)
Lord Chancellor of England (1529-1532)
Refused the Oath of Supremacy
Sentenced to beheading by King Henry VII
Executed 6 July 1535
Canonized on 19 May 1935 by Pope Pius XI
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