Agnus Deo Immolandus

Cantuariae, in Anglia, natalis sancti Thomae, Episcopi et Martyris, qui, ob defensionem justitiae et ecclesiasticae immunitatis, in Basilica sua, ab impiorum hominum factione percussus gladio, Martyr migravit ad Christum. Roman Martyrology, 29 December. (80.) Postquam autem intra fores ecclesiae monachi se receperant, jam dicti milites quatuor cursu rapidissimo post terga secuti sunt. Affuit inter illos […]

For the Name of Jesus and the Protection of the Church, I Am Ready to Embrace Death.

What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric? — King Henry II of St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.