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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Saint RALPH SHERWIN, Priest, 1581

left Rome today in 1577.

His last words when he was martyred on December 1, 1581 were:

"Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" Jesus, Jesus, Jesus be for me Jesus"

These are inscribed over the altar in the crypt of Tyburn Convent in London to this day. The altar is surrounded by relics of the martyrs. Sadly, a new "peoples'" altar has been placed in front of it in recent years. Ironic given the martyrs were the firmest opponents of protestants with their communion tables substituting for altars.

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