A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Monday, June 22, 2009

The star of Cambridge

John received his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees from the University of Cambridge. He would be elected to high positions within the University and would hold prestigious professorships. Rich and powerful people would chose him to tutor their children.

John would stay close to many of his students, giving them guidance in their careers and even their personal lives.

When one of his brightest students had a crisis in his marriage, John did his best to help.

Sadly, his former student was already set on divorce... and more.

John remained true to his beliefs and continued to speak about these beliefs openly.

His former pupil was not amused.

He had John killed.

St. John Fisher, formerly of Cambridge University and later Bishop of Rochester (and Cardinal), was executed 474 years ago today by his former pupil King Henry VIII.

(from an earlier post)