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The Virgin Mary appeared in a dream and said just one word to Alphonsus de Orozco (1500-1591): “Write” 

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Cornelius, pope from 251 to 253, was martyred by Emperor Gallus

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A town named after St Omer, in the Pas-de-Calais, played a crucial role in educating English Catholics

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Edmund Arrowsmith (August 28) was hanged, drawn and quartered and his head set upon a pike

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St John Kemble (August 22), a much-loved Catholic priest whose execution was horribly botched

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms