Saint Thomas Becket

Becket“Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered … the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith… All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown.”

Saint Thomas Becket,¬†Archbishop of Canterbury, bishop and martyr (1117-1170). Canonized by Pope Alexander III not three years after the archbishop’s death. Let us pray for the bishops and the Catholic Church in the United Kingdom through Becket’s intercession.