A Menology of England and Wales
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Feb 1, 2012 - 592 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: FEBRUARY. THE FIRST DAY. At Tyburn, the passion of Henry Morse, Priest of the Society of Jesus, who suffered martyrdom for tlte Catholic Faith, during the civil wars in the time of King Charles I.?Also the holy memory of JOHN GOODMAN, who, some time in tl1e year 164.5, died in the prison of Newgate, under sentence of death, in the cause of religion. V. Henry HENRY MORSE was educated as a Protestant, MMart . ' but while studying law at the Inns of Court began A.D.' to give his attention to the subject of religion, 1 4' and became convinced of the truth of the Catholic Faith. Upon this, he crossed over to Douay, and was there received into the Church, remaining for some time as a student in the English College. From thence he went to Rome, and there completed his course. In due time, being ordained priest, Henry Morse was sent on the English Mission, but was arrested at Newcastle almost immediately on his landing. During his imprisonment, which lasted for three years, he was received into the Society of Jesus, and afterwards banished. As soon as possible he returned to England, and was greatly distinguished for his extraordinary zeal. During the plague of 1636-7, he took charge of no fewer than 400 infected families, and was the means of reconciling many to the Church. After this he was again banished, and once more returned to labour, until his merits were crowned with a glorious martyrdom. Various miraclesare credibly reported to have taken place at his intercession; and such relics as could be obtained were carried to Paris, and authenticated with the reverence due to a Martyr. John Good- It was some time in the course of the year Ptest 1645 that John Goodman, an eminent Confessor No Day. of the Faith, died in the common side of the prison of Newgate. This holy man ...
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