Fortnight for Freedom St. Thomas More & John Fisher Relic Tour

As part of the Fortnight for Freedom the relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher are on tour as “Witnesses to Freedom.”  Also, known as the “Strength of Saints” tour, there are stop scheduled in several Dioceses in the United States.

fortnight for freedom St Thomas More & St. John Fisher Relic Tour

As our country continues to face increasing threats to religious liberty, St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, both 16th century Englishmen, are excellent examples of the courage to live the Catholic faith in the face of persecution.  St. Thomas More was Lord Chancellor in England in the early 1500s.  He resigned his post and refused to approve King Henry VIII’s divorce and remarriage against Church teachings and his break from the Pope and establishment of his own church, the Church of England.  More was beheaded on Tower Hill in London for his faith.  St. John Fisher was a Bishop in England during the time of King Henry VIII and was initially asked to look at the validity of the King’s marriage to Queen Catherine.  He upheld the validity of the marriage and refused to give into the King’s demand or recognize the King’s new church.  He was executed two weeks before St. Thomas More.

SCHEDULE

June 19, 2016
Little Flower Church
Coral Gables, FL
After the 10:30 Mass

June 23 -24, 2016
St. Paul Cathedral
Pittsburgh, PA
June 23 11 a.m.-4 p.m. & June 24 8-9am

June 25, 2016
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Philadelphia, PA
6:15pm

June 26, 2016
Cathedral of St. Paul
St Paul, Minnesota
6:30pm-8pm

June 27, 2016
Queen of Peace Church
Cloquet, MN
9:30-11am

St. Philip’s Catholic Church
Bemidji, MN
2:30-3:30pm

Cathedral of St. Mary
St. Cloud, MN
7:30-8:30pm

June 28, 2016
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
New Ulm, MN
8:30-9:30am

Church of St. John the Evangelist
Rochester, MN
12:00-1:30pm

June 30, 2016
St. Mary’s Basilica
Phoenix, AZ
following Mass from 1-4 p.m.

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral
Phoenix, AZ
6-8pm

July 1-2, 2016
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, July 1 from 12:10 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To find other relics that are on tour and available for veneration visit the Relics & Events page.

Saints Thomas More & John Fisher, pray for us!

 

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5 Responses to Fortnight for Freedom St. Thomas More & John Fisher Relic Tour

  1. jabbajane says:

    Too bad New Hampshire is not one of the states/ darn

  2. Joseph says:

    I have a great reverence for these men, holy saints and martyrs, who are truly witnesses for our time. I would however point out that they were not martyrs for religious freedom, but were martyred for the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith.

  3. Joseph is correct, and this is a very important distinction. In the United States, we have a regrettable tendency to think of religious liberty first and the Catholic Faith last. This is a dangerous precedent, as so-called “liberty” has gotten us what we have today…..not good. Our family will be attending this viewing today. Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, ora pro nobis.

  4. Victoria Schultz says:

    Not coming to New York City?

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