Friday, December 3, 2010

In Condemning Us You Condemn All Your Own

St. Edmund Campion, S.J.
St. Edmund Campion, S.J. was arrested in Lyford Grange in Berkshire. He was taken to the Tower of London and tortured, but refused to give up his faith. On 14 November he was indicted with others in Westminster Hall on the fabricated charge of trying to incite a rebellion. In spite of his able defence, the jury found him guilty of treason and he was condemned to death. 
When Campion heard the sentence he said: " In condemning us you condemn all your own ancestors all the ancient bishops and kings, all that was once the glory of England." 
To his persecutors, Campion said, “Be it known unto you that we have made a league – 
all the Jesuits of the world – whose succession and multitude must over-reach all the practices of England – 
cheerfully to carry the cross you shall lay upon us and never to despair of your recovery while we have a man left to enjoy your Tyburn, to be racked with your torments or to be consumed with your prisons. The expense is reckoned, the enterprise is begun; it is of God; it cannot be withstood. So the faith was planted, so it must be restored.” 
Link (here) to Spero News

1 comment:

pifan said...

why have the jesuits lost their faith today?