I still like St George, but of those left, I choose St Edmund Campion! He was a true champion of the Faith. Offered his life, riches, and honours, he chose a Martyr's death on Tyburn Tree rather than renounce the Faith. He sang the Te Deum when the sentence of death was pronounced.
From Eccles is Saved
Dear St George,
Bad news, I'm afraid. In the World Cup of Patron Saints of England you were knocked out in Round 2 (losing to Edward the Confessor and Edmund Campion). Apparently, in the modern world of patron sainting, there is no call for dragon-slaying. However, your martyrdom is much appreciated.
|"We were really looking for a multiracial transgender saint."|
1. John Henry Newman v Cuthbert.
2. Bede v Thomas More.
3. Thomas Becket v Edmund Campion.
4. John Fisher v Edward the Confessor.
|Farewell also to Margaret Clitherow, the last female saint to drop out.|