Author Topic: St Edward  (Read 688 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline poche

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15000
  • Reputation: +698/-2702
  • Gender: Male
St Edward
« on: October 13, 2015, 01:03:24 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Edward, the last king of the Anglo-Saxons, a grandson of the martyr-king Edward, passed his youth in exile with his uncle, a Norman leader. In an environment of sin he preserved innocence of life. Called to the throne of England in 1042, he sought to put into practice the Christian ideals for a ruler, with the help of God's grace. His first efforts were directed toward a renewal of religion in the hearts of his people. Priests were invited into his kingdom, churches were built. Yielding to pressure, he married, but is said to have retained virginity during his whole married life.

    His favorite saint was St. John the Evangelist; he would not deny any request asked in his name. One day the Beloved Disciple appeared to him in the form of a beggar and asked alms in the name of the fourth evangelist; as Edward had no ready money, he gave up the ring on his finger. Shortly thereafter St. John returned the ring with the message that his death was near. The king ordered public prayers to be said for himself and died in the Lord on the day foretold, January 5, 1066.

    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2015-10-13

    Offline poche

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 15000
    • Reputation: +698/-2702
    • Gender: Male
    St Edward
    « Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 01:04:50 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • If a politician like Edward can become a saint then there is hope for the rest of us.


    Offline RomanCatholic1953

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 6042
    • Reputation: +2148/-49
    • Gender: Male
    St Edward
    « Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 11:30:08 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • St. Edward the Confessor Feast Day, October 13, 2015

    The Throne that St. Edward the Confessor sat on still EXISTS.

    See This LINK:

    http://www.traditioninaction.org/SOD/j268sd_Edward-10-13.html


    Offline poche

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 15000
    • Reputation: +698/-2702
    • Gender: Male
    St Edward
    « Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 12:21:15 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    St. Edward the Confessor Feast Day, October 13, 2015

    The Throne that St. Edward the Confessor sat on still EXISTS.

    See This LINK:

    http://www.traditioninaction.org/SOD/j268sd_Edward-10-13.html



    It should be noted that Westminster Abbey was dedicacted to St Peter as a sign of his communion with the Roman Pontiff.

    Offline poche

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 15000
    • Reputation: +698/-2702
    • Gender: Male
    St Edward
    « Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 10:54:40 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • St. Edward (1003-1066), called the Confessor, was the grandson of St. Edward, king and martyr, and became king of England at the age of forty-seven. As king he was noted for his gentleness, humility, detachment and angelic purity. He preserved perfect chastity in his wedded life. So little was his heart set on riches that he freely dispensed his goods at the palace gate to the sick and poor. His reign was one of almost continuous peace. The people were prosperous and ruined churches were rebuilt. All spoke affectionately of the wise measures of the "good King Edward."

    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2015-10-13

    Today's conservative polemicists would call him an evil communist or socialist. They would demand an accounting of the money and goods that he dispensed at the palace gate in helping the poor.  


     

    Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16