Saints Thomas More and John Fisher

Saints of the Day:  Thomas More and John Fisher
imprisoned and martyred for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church, rejecting the establishment of the Church of England, and denouncing King Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon; canonized in 1935

Thomas More

English, b. 1478, d. beheaded at Tower Hill 1535

I die the king’s good servant, but God’s first.

Lawyer, judge, and chancellor of England
Patron saint of attorneys, civil and public servants, court clerks, and politicians

John Fisher

English, b. 1469, d. beheaded at Tower Hill 1535
priest, bishop, and cardinal

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