Saturday, June 13, 2009

St. Edmund, Martyr VI

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The High Altar at East Barsham Church, England, with the brightly coloured reredos depicting amongst them St. George, St Edmund King and Martyr and Our Lady of Walsingham.

From right to left: St. George, St. Winifred (?), St. Edmund, Our Lady of Walsingham, two unknown female saints and St. Thomas Becket. Anyone recognize the unnamed saints?
Henry VIII stopped here on his pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham to pray for a son and would have heard Mass from this very church. Oddly enough it was this same King, who had once been named by the Holy Father "Defender of the Faith" who through his own lust broke with Rome to form his own church. What all know what a success this has been. I think it was Martin Luther who said "Every man has a pope in his belly." Ironic...


Marie Tremblay said...

Please pray for Paul Melanson who has come under attack by radical homosexual activists in Massachusetts. He has been swamped with emails and comments - which he has had to delete - which are incredibly angry and even threatening. Pass the word along. These angry activists are going from one blog to another harassing Catholics and making things very difficult.

Peace of Christ,
Marie T.

Sanctus Belle said...

I will pray for him and do often. I recommend him to the prayers of our Blessed Mother.