St. Thomas More
Feast Days: June 22
Time Period: 1478-1535
Place: London, England
Patronage: Lawyers, Court Clerks, Politicians, Widowers, Difficult Marriages
St. Thomas More was a husband, father, politician, diplomat, lawyer, knight, philosopher, chancellor, writer, defender of the Church, prisoner and martyr. He sought the truth and lived his life in accordance to the truth. St. Thomas More was beheaded by King Henry VIII when he stood in support of sacramental marriage by refusing to agree with the King in his request for divorce from Catherine Aragon so he could marry Anne Boleyn.
I die the king's good servant, but God's first.