The English Reformation was the series of events in 16th centuryEngland by which the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.These events were part of a wider process, the European Protestant Reformation, a religious and political movement which affected the practice of Christianity across the whole of Europe during this period. Many factors contributed to the ferment: the decline of feudalism and the rise of nationalism, the rise of the common law, the invention of the printing press and increased circulation of the Bible texts, the transmission of new knowledge and ideas not only amongst scholars but amongst merchants and artisans also; but the story of why and how the different states of Europe adhered to different forms of Protestantism, or remained faithful to Rome or allowed different regions within states to come to different conclusions (as they did) is specific to each state and the causes are not agreed.
... that the 19th-century Shrigley Hall in Cheshire, England, originally a country house, was later a Salesian school with a chapel (exterior pictured) added in 1936, and now is a hotel and country club?
Leodegar was an opponent of Ebroin, the Frankish Mayor of the Palace of Neustria, and the leader of the faction of Burgundian nobles. His torture and death made him a martyr and saint. (Full article...)
Attributes: man having his eyes bored out with a gimlet; bishop holding a gimlet; bishop holding a hook with two prongs
Patronage: millers; invoked against blindness; eye disease; eye problems; sore eyes See also:Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
She [the Roman Catholic Church] may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's.