Tuesday, June 22, 2010

St Thomas More

Today is the feast day of St Thomas More. He was executed during the reign of Henry VIII of England because of his refusal to support the Act of Supremacy of 1534. The Act of Supremacy named the King of Queen of England as head of the local church. He was beheaded at the tower of London and reportedly buried in the Chapel of St Peter. His memorial (above) is in a room off the chapel and not usually open for public viewing.

He was canonized a saint by Pope Pius XI in 1935.