Sunday, June 22, 2008
Feast of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More
Even though their Feast gets knocked out by the Sunday, the Gospel was perfectly fitting for this Feast of the great English martyrs. They both "declared themeselves for Christ," refused the easy option and gave their lives for Christ and His holy Church. Some of you will remember last Summer I was lucky enough to handle the staff of St. John Fisher and the drinking cup of St. Thomas More at East Hendred. Today I baptized a young man of thirteen, and encouraged him to get to know these two Patrons of his baptismal day. I had received his Mother and younger sister at the Easter Vigil and he had now requested baptism - what a blessing!