The Martyrs of Lancaster – 7 August

Today we remember fourteen martyrs who were martyred at Lancaster on the hill above the Cathedral including St. Edmund Arrowsmith S.J., St. Ambrose Barlow OSB & Blessed James Bell, & John Finch, layman, Richard Hayhurst, Robert Nutter O.P., & Edward Thwing, Thurstan Hunt & Robert Middleton S.J., John Thules & Roger Wrenno, layman, plus Edward Bamber, John Woodcock O.F.M., & Thomas Whitaker (these last three being the last group of Lancaster martyrs on this day, 7th August 1646).
We pray that our witness to Christ may be strong and faithful and pray for vocations to the priesthood in the footsteps of our martyrs.