Faith of Our Fathers: In Search of the English Martyrs
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During the English Reformation, hundreds of brave men and women suffered brutal persecution while clinging to the Catholic faith that had been the life of their nation for over a thousand years. Heavy fines, exclusion, and prison sentences were the norm. Some, particularly priests and those who aided them, endured torture and martyrdom. Follow Fr. Marcus Holden and Fr. Nicholas Schofield on a journey to discover more about these heroic figures, their times, and their significance for Catholics today. From the lives of well-known saints Thomas More, Edmund Campion and Margaret Clitherow, to Roger Wrenno, Francis Bell and other Catholic heroes, Faith of Our Fathers brings the inspiring story of the English Martyrs to life for a contemporary audience. It is a message of great faith and profound courage.
Make this history come alive by using your map to help you discover the places of martyrdom, as shown in this film. Learn about "Priest holes," secret Masses, Recusant families, and much more.
Through interviews with Archbishop (now Cardinal) Vincent Nichols, Bishop Terence Brain, Lord Camoys, and others, recapture the deeply inspiring stories of our ancestors in faith, these heroic figures who laid down their lives to preserve the "Faith of Our Fathers."