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St John Fisher and his Executioner

"Christian people, I am come hither to die for the faith of Christ's holy Catholic Church; and, I thank God, hitherto my stomach hath served me very well thereunto, so that yet I have not feared …More
"Christian people, I am come hither to die for the faith of Christ's holy Catholic Church; and, I thank God, hitherto my stomach hath served me very well thereunto, so that yet I have not feared death; wherefore I desire you all to help and assist with your prayers, that, at the very point and instant of death's stroke, I may in that very moment stand steadfast without fainting in any one point of the catholic faith, free from any fear. And I beseech Almighty God of his infinite goodness to save the king and this realm, and that it may please him to hold his holy hand over it, and send the king a good council." – last words of St John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester and Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church. He was executed on this day (22 June) in 1535. Stained glass window in St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw Moor.

Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr