|St. Edmund Campion, S.J.|
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.”
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