Monday 4 November 2013

On the outskirts of town.

At the far end of Holywell Street in Oxford is the site of the gallows where, on 5th July 1589, two priests and two laymen were executed for the Faith. A plaque on the wall above a window (in the left of the above photo) commemorates their offering. I stopped here to ask the intercession of these Blesseds for the Mission of the Church today.
Bl George Nichols, priest; hung, drawn, quartered.
Bl Richard Yaxley, priest; hung, drawn, quartered.
Blessed Thomas Belson, layman; hung.
Blessed Humphrey Pritchard, layman; hung.

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