St Nicholas Owen was a Catholic Reformation Martyr. A lay Jesuit brother, he was a master carpenter who was responsible for the construction of many priest holes up and down the country, thus saving the lives of many priests in their struggle to affirm the Faith and support the faithful in this country.

We pray today for all those who risk their lives for the faith in our own day, especially in the Middle East. May St Nicholas Owen pray for us all, and may God bless you this day.