• 22 Jun 18

Jun 22 - “St. Thomas More” © artwork by Julie Lonneman. Happy Feast Day St. Thomas!

English lawyer, author, and statesman Thomas More was a leading humanist scholar and occupied many public offices, including that of Lord Chancellor from 1529 to 1532. Despite his demanding occupation, Thomas was a devoted husband and father and fostered religious traditions within his family. He always spent Fridays in prayer. Thomas resigned his chancellorship to protest King Henry VIII's claim to be supreme head of the Church of England. His dissent ended his political career and led to his execution for treason in the Tower of London.

"Nothing can come but what God allows. And I am very sure that whatever that be, however bad it might seem, it shall indeed be the best."
—Saint Thomas More, in a letter from prison to his daughter Meg.

His feast day is June 22.