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Thursday, 19 June 2014

19th June, Blessed Sebastian Newdigate and Humphrey Middlemore, Martyrs

Blessed Sebastian Newdigate and Humphrey Middlemore, Martyrs
(In Birmingham)

Blessed Sebastian Newdigate was one of the London Charterhouse monks hanged at Tyburn for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church in England.

Blessed Humphrey Middlemore was a gentleman by birth who had entered the Charterhouse with the desire for Christian perfection. When the Oath of Supremacy was tendered, he resolutely refused to take it, and suffered death at Tyburn.

They were beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886.

Intret in conspectu tuo, Domine, gemitus compeditorum: redde vicinis nostris septuplum in sinu eorum: vindica sanguinem sanctorum tuorum, qui effusus est. * Deus, venerunt gentes in haereditatem tuam: polluerunt templum sanctum tuum: posuerunt Jerusalem in pomorum custodiam.
Let the sighing of the prisoners come in before Thee, O Lord; render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom; revenge the blood of Thy saints, which hath been shed. * O God, the heathens are come into Thy inheritance: they have defiled Thy holy temple: they have made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit.
(Psalm 78:11-12,1 from the Introit of Mass)

Magnificet Te, Domine Martyrum Tuorum Sebastiani et Humphreii beata solemnitas qua et illis gloriam sempiternam, et opem nobis ineffabili providentia contulisti.
May the holy anniversary of Thy blessed martyrs, Sebastian and Humphrey give glory to Thee, O Lord, who by thine unspeakable providence hast thereby given help to us and everlasting glory to them.

The Catholic Encyclopaedia on Sebastian Newdigate:
and on Humphrey Middlemore:

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