Archive for the tag 'Catholic'

Little Malvern Court is a 14th century Prior’s Hall once attached to a 12th century Benedictine Priory with Victorian additions. The house, home to the Berington family by descent since the Dissolution of the Monasteries displays paintings and furniture along with a collection of 18th and 19th century and needlework.

Doubtless, the preservation of this notable [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 11th 2017

Synopsis from the book cover:
Truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere in literature is it so apparent as in this classic work, The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest. This autobiography of a Jesuit priest in Elizbethan England is most remarkable document and John Gerard, its author,  a most remarkable priest in a time when to [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 25th 2015

There has been a church on this site for a thousand years, standing in the very centre of the ancient walled city of Oxford.
In the early thirteenth century the University began to develop as scholars and teachers, with their classes of scholars, moved into small halls of residence here. They needed a central meeting place and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 25th 2015

…John Gerard, Catholic Priest, 1597

John Gerard (1564–1637) was an English Jesuit priest, operating covertly in England during the Elizabethan period in which the Catholic Church was subject to persecution.

John is noted not only for successfully hiding from the English authorities for eight years before his capture, but for enduring extensive torture, escaping from the Tower of London and, [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 3rd 2015