St Margaret Clitherow’s Shrine here in the United Kingdom is in her house in York, where it is lovingly cared for by the Oratory Fathers.

Before her death at the time of the Reformation, she said: ‘I ground my faith upon Jesus Christ, and by Him I steadfastly believe to be saved, as is taught in the Catholic Church through all Christendom, and promised to remain with her unto the world’s end, and hell gates shall not prevail against it’.

May we be strengthened by a like Faith, founded upon the Apostles and Prophets, and may God bless you this day.