St. Thomas Moore

St. Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), was an English lawyer, statesman, and martyr. He held several important positions in the English government, including Lord Chancellor, and was known for his integrity, intelligence, and deep commitment to his Catholic faith. More opposed King Henry VIII’s separation from the Catholic Church and his claim to be the supreme head of the Church of England. He refused to take an oath recognizing the king’s divorce and remarriage, which ultimately led to his arrest and trial. St. Thomas More steadfastly defended the supremacy of the Pope and the indissolubility of marriage, even in the face of persecution. He was convicted of treason and beheaded in 1535. More’s writings, such as his famous work “Utopia,” continue to be celebrated for their intellectual and literary brilliance. St. Thomas More is considered the patron saint of lawyers, statesmen, and politicians.


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