“ And one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the High Priest, and cut off his ear.”—MARK xiv. 47.
ENGLISH-SCOTTISH- WELSH- IRISH MARTYRS Between 1535 and 1681, over 600 Catholics died for the Catholic Faith and for the primacy of the Roman Pontiff, 54 were beatified in 1888 and nine more in 1895; 247 others had their cause of beatification introduced in 1886, being declared Venerable; the remainder (about 286), though they all died heroically, led more obscure lives. 40 were canonised in 1970.
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