Posted by: Catholic of Thule | June 7, 2011

Sigrid Undset on the English martyrs.

If these men and women had gone to their deaths for a purely worldly cause, it is fairly certain that many more people would have known their story; it would have been related for the edification of brave young boys and girls – readers and illustrated popular publications would have glorified their courage and chivalry and cheery disregard for death if they had died for another cause than that of the unity of Christ’s Church and the supremacy of the spiritual life over the changing shape of secular society, and if their last word had been something other and more popular than that of the name of Jesus.

Sigrid Undset in her article on St Margaret Clitherow written and/or published in 1928.

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