Feast of Thomas Johnson, John Davy, and Their Companions (September 19)   Leave a comment

Ten English Roman Catholic Martyrs during the reign of King Henry VIII; died in 1540

These ten martyrs belonged to the Carthusian order, specifically the Carthusian charterhouse near London.  They refused to recognize King Henry VIII as leader of the English Church.  So they became martyrs.

The roll call of the martyrs, with their fates:

Priests:

Thomas Johnson–Executed on September 20 by hanging, drawing, and quartering

Richard Bere–Executed on August 20 by hanging, drawing, and quartering

Thomas Green–Starved to death at Newgate Prison on June 10

Deacon:

John Davy–Starved to death at Newgate Prison on June 8

Lay Brothers:

Robert Salt–Starved to death at Newgate Prison on June 9

William Greenwood–Starved to death at Newgate Prison on June 6

Thomas Redying–Starved to death at Newgate Prison on June 16

Thomas Scryven–Starved to death at Newgate Prison on June 15

Walter Pierson–Starved to death at Newgate Prison on June 10

William Horne–Executed on August 4 by hanging, drawing, and quartering

KRT

Gracious God, in every age you have sent men and women who have given their lives in witness to your love and truth.  Inspire us with the memory of Thomas Johnson, John Davy, and their companions, whose faithfulness led to the way of the cross, and give us courage to bear full witness with our lives to your Son’s victory over sin and death, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Ezekiel 20:40-42

Psalm 5

Revelation 6:9-11

Mark 8:34-38

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