The relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two English saints martyred under King Henry VIII, will be traveling through several major dioceses in the United States in connection with the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom.
These two saints are models of sanctity and courage for modern American Catholics, who face increasingly hostility from the government and from society at large toward the practice of their faith.
St. Thomas More, an accomplished attorney and civil servant who was a devoted husband and father, offers lay people an example not only of martyrdom, but of prudence, faithful citizenship, and public service.
St. John Fisher, the only bishop in England who remained faithful to Rome and paid for it with his life, should serve as a model for our current bishops, who face the increasingly real threat of public condemnation and even legal prosecution if they stand up for the Faith, which they must.
The relics will be visiting the following dioceses on these days:
June 18-19: Archdiocese of Miami
June 21: Archdiocese of Baltimore
June 23: Diocese of Pittsburgh
June 25: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
June 26-27: Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul
June 28-29: Archdiocese of Denver
June 30: Diocese of Phoenix
July 1-3: Archdiocese of Los Angeles
July 4-5: Archdiocese of Washington
Visit the relics if you can, and pray to St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher for wisdom and courage.