Saint Thomas Sherwood
- 7 February
- A draper's assistant and a physically small man.
Both parents had been arrested for clinging to their faith during a time when Catholicism was outlawed in England.
Thomas aspired to the priesthood, and planned to go to Douai to study.
Condemned to the Tower of London for his faith, he was tortured to obtain the location where he had attended Mass; while in prison, he ministered to other prisoners.
Stated that he considered Queen Elizabeth to be excommunicated from the Church, and that he denied her supremacy over the Church; condemned to death for treason.
- 1551 at London, England
- hanged, drawn, and quartered on 7 February 1578 at Tyburn, London, England
- Additional Information
- Catholic Encyclopedia
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