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Relics of St Thomas Becket discovered in Italy

The town of Mottola in Italy has re-discovered relics of its patron saint, Thomas Becket. The martyrdom of St Thomas Becket in his cathedral at Canterbury shocked the Christian world in the Middle Ages. Immediately after his death, miracles began occurring at his tomb, and the English Archbishop soon became one of the most popular saints in the Church. Saint [...]

Letter #50, 2016: More, Newman and Now

August 14, 2016, Friday - More, Newman and Now From Oxford to Canterbury.... “Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages... And specially from every shires ende Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende, The hooly blisful martir for to seke That hem hath holpen, whan that they were seeke.” —Geoffrey Chaucer, late 1300s, The Canterbury Tales, General [...]

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