St Edmund Campion SJ

Campion Day

St Edmund Campion SJ was martyred on 1st December 1581.

1st December is the day on which his Feast is celebrated in the British Province of the Society of Jesus. St Edmund Campion is regarded as patron of the British Jesuit Province and his feast day is marked in Jesuit communities, parishes and schools. On 1st December we celebrate the ten saints and eighteen beati, martyrs of the British Province.

In the calendar of the English Church, St Edmund Campion is remembered on 4th May along with all the men and women martyred for the Catholic faith in England between 1535 and 1680.

The Life of St Edmund Campion SJ

Edmund Campion was born in 1540, the son of a bookseller in Paternoster row, just behind St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

He grew up amid the religious upheavals of the sixteenth century following the break between Henry VIII and Rome.

Campion went to the local grammar school and then, age 12, to the new Christ’s Hospital school for orphans and the poor. in August 1553, he was chosen to make a ceremonial address to Queen Mary as she passed through London. Campion was able academically and went to St John’s College, Oxford, at the age of 15 (which was not unusual in those days). He was awarded his degree in 1564 and became a Fellow of the University. In 1566, he was again chosen to make a formal speech of welcome before the new Queen, Elizabeth I, when she visited Oxford. Much impressed with Campion, Elizabeth ensured he had friends and patrons at Court.

Campion was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Church.

Increasingly Campion came to believe that the Protestant church was not the true continuation of the Christian faith and that only in the Catholic church would he find a home. He resigned his position at Oxford..

Campion went to Dublin in 1570 and was involved in the establishment of a university there.

With the excommunication of Elizabeth I by Pope Pius V in 1570, everything became much more difficult for Catholics and people like Campion who were unsure of their religious allegiance.

Campion became a Catholic and went to the new seinary for English Catholics founded at Douai in France. He was ordained subdeacon and then walked, barefoot, to Rome to become a Jesuit in April 1573. Campion pursued his studies as a Jesuit and taught in the Jesuit College in Prague. He was ordained priest in 1578.

Campion was pusuaded, against his better judgement, to join the new mission to England. On 16th June 1580, Fr Robert Persons SJ landed at Dover, the Superior of the new mission. On 24th June, Campion followed, disguised as a jewel merchant. Campion moved between the houses of Catholics (the Recusants) who practised their religion in secret. At one such house, Lyford Grange in Oxfordshire, he was betrayed and arrested on 17th July 1581, barely a year after he had set foot in England.

He was imprisoned and tortured in the Tower of London and tried at Westminster Hall in November

The Feast Day of St Edmund Campion is celebrated on 1st December. With him are celebrated his fellow martyr St Alexander Briant SJ, and St Robert Southwell SJ who was martyred on 21st February 1595. All were made saints by Pope Paul VI in 1970 along with 37 others (the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales).

1581. Condemned for treason, he was dragged on a hurdle to Tyburn where he was martyred with Fr Alexander Briant SJ and Fr Ralph Sherwin. He was hanged and then, before he was dead, his genitals cut off, his entrails ripped out and burned before him, his head hacked off and his body quartered.

 

St. Edmond had at least one vision of Our Lady.

Before he was arrested Campion spoke of a “great day!”

“No other day was in my mind, I protest, than that wherein it should please God to make a restitution of faith and religion. Whereupon, as in every pulpit every Protestant doth, I pronounced a great day, not wherein any temporal potentate should minister, but wherein the terrible Judge should REVEAL ALL MEN’S CONSCIENCES and try every man of each kind of religion. This is the day of change, this is the great day which I threatened.” – From ‘Edmund Campion a Life’ by Evelyn Waugh

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes for Marthe Louise Robin, recognizing her “heroic virtue.”


Recognized as venerable was Marthe Louise Robin. A french laywoman and founder of the Foyers de Charité, Robin was a mystic and reported stigmatist. She died Feb. 6, 1981.

Here is a reposting of her ties with Garabandal:

The sixth child of a family of simple farmers of the Drome (France), Marthe, Servant of God (1991), was twenty-three years old when she wrote, in her own handwriting, her complete Consecration as a “victim of Love” . . . Today, her name, like those of Blessed Padre Pio and Blessed Madre Maravillas, shine in the firmament of the Church of God.

At the origin of the Foundation of the Homes of Charity, Marthe was chosen by the Lord to live His Passion “the most completely after My Mother,” He revealed to her in 1933 . . . He even added, “no one in the Church will ever have lived IT as completely as you will!”

Paralyzed since the age of twenty-seven, and also stigmatized, Marthe Robin would spend some fifty years of her life without sleep or food, nourishing herself uniquely with the Eucharistic Bread.
When Fr. Laffineur, O.P. died in November 1970, he had left behind him his plan for the diffusion of the Message of Garabandal in a difficult situation. His close collaborator Fr. Combe decided to ask Marthe, whom he knew well, for her advice. The famous woman mystic welcomed him in the first months of 1971, in her house of La Plaine . . . Here is the account of her meeting as reported by Fr. Combe himself:

[Image] Fr. Laffineur with Conchita at the door of her house in Garabandal.

“. . . Myself: “Dear Sister Marthe, as you know, I care about Garabandal . . .”
Marthe: “Yes, Father . . .”
Myself: “I was helping Fr. Laffineur . . . He died last November. And all that has followed . . .”
Marthe: “Yes, the critics . . .”
Myself: “I see that you know. So I come to ask for your advice. To me, the situation appears to be so difficult that from now on I would like to take care of only my parish of Chazay d’Azergues. I have already enough work in this ministry . . .”
Marthe: (in a firm and almost cutting voice): “That’s it, Father . . . You want to let everything go! . . .”
Myself (I received the blow right through the heart and waited for the rest . . .)
Marthe: “Aye! What must we do, Father, when we have received graces?”
Myself: “I understand, Sister Marthe . . . I must then take up again the spreading of the Message of Garabandal? But, by doing so, I will receive blows from all sides, from the ‘critics,’ from the
priests, the vicar-generals, and even blows from the shepherd’s crook of Bishops . . .”
Marthe: “Ah well! You will offer them to God. There, father, give me some news of the “children” of Garabandal . . .”
This I did. Marthe listened, sometimes asking for details . . . Finally:
Marthe: “Tell the four girls that I pray for them every day!”
The limited time allotted to me for our interview was drawing to an end. Then Marthe asked me: “Would you like us to say an Our Father and a Hail Mary together?” – “Yes, Marthe. For the girls of Garabandal and their Bishop, for yourself and for the Houses of Charity and also for the blows dealt to us with a stick! . . .”
After our prayer, I said: “Marthe, would you accept to have my Guardian Angel invite yours every day to take part in my Mass!” – “Oh! Yes, Father; they will pray together.” And our conversation ended as usual with my blessing given with deep emotion.
My heart was freed and determined; I came down from Marthe’s room to the chapel of the Home of Charity. On my knees before the Lord Jesus, I gave thanks for the light received. Then, turning to the Blessed Virgin, I said to her: “Most Blessed Virgin, I understand very well . . . You want this . . . I will therefore take up again my pilgrim’s staff . . . I am ready to walk for you to the end of the world” . . .
Later, I saw Marthe Robin again. Every time, we spoke of Garabandal. She was interested in making known the Message; she loved to receive news from me about the four children, about their families and . . . especially about the Bishop of Santander . . .

Another of Marthe Robin’s testimonies on Garabandal is the one she gave to Msgr. J. Bretault (Founder and first Bishop of the Diocese of Koudougou). One day, I took him to Chateauneuf-de-Galaure, which he liked so much. Before dropping him off, I asked him to remember me to Marthe and to ask her for a little word for me. The little word was a long report he wrote out immediately with tears of joy before the Blessed Sacrament . . . Msgr. J. Bretault had been overwhelmed by all  the information Marthe knew about the difficulties in spreading the news about Garabandal in France after the death of Fr. Laffineur. She asked him to transmit a few details and some advice . . . that were very useful and effective for me.”
[From ‘Garabandal’ Book, pages 228-229]

Another great Saint involved with Garabandal, Marthe Robin’s cause for beatification was introduced in Rome in 1984.

There’s some powerful stuff in this interview, especially for those of us who have received “blows” from certain church officials and “holier than thou” lay people who refuse to believe in Our Lady of Garabandal and the Messages . . . But as you can see, Marthe and many Saints have believed and with God’s grace I will continue to do so too! Just the other day, a mystic friend told me to “wait – pray – listen.” So I continue to spread the story of Garabandal with the grace of God! Yes, it is a grace to believe! How about you? Have you received that grace?
What will it take to make you believe, a Miracle? Well, one is coming soon, so hang on to your hat!!! I’m not the only one saying this, either. Many of today’s mystics are saying the same thing. We are on the verge of a Divine intervention and the beginning of a new era for mankind!
Blessings+
Deacon John

First, a World-Wide Warning that will happen in the sky…like the collision of two stars that do not fall down… it will frighten all humanity regardless of where one happens to be at the time… it will be a thousand times worse than earthquakes… like a fire that will not burn our flesh … it will last a very short time, although to us it will seem to be a very long time … no one can prevent it from happening … It will be recognized as coming from God… it will resemble a punishment … it is meant to be a purification … like the revelation of our sins and what we will feel in our hearts will be worse than sorrow. It will not kill us, if we die it will be caused by the emotion within us. The date was not revealed only that it will happen before the announcement of the miracle.


This is only an abbreviated version of the prophecy. To view the entire account of the events of Garabandal see the Garabandal Story.

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Dear Readers,
 
I am writing from Spain and want to bring you up to date concerning
why I haven´t written much in the last three months, and about the Statue of Our Lady
for the Grotto at the House of the Divine Will in Garabandal.
 
Just a few days ago we finally got Internet service after a long wait.
 
The Statue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel de Garabandal arrived, after many delays,
on November 18, 2016.  I couldn´t help but notice the date, due to the number 18
being significant to the Apparitions of Garabandal in the 1960´s.
 
The two formal messages for the whole world were given on the 18th of the months in
which they were given: October 18, 1961 and June 18, 1965.  There were many other
things made known at Garabandal in addition to the two formal messages.
 
See the attached picture of the Statue that many of you supported. It will be placed in the
grotto in front of the building after the stone “surround” is completed to protect it.

 

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Summer and Fall, 2016
Dear 101 Friends,

Please consider once again if you can contribute $1000, half for the St. Joseph Building near Fatima House in Washington, New Jersey (we hope to break ground shortly), and half for the Mary House in Garabandal, Spain, at the foot of Mercy Road. The house is in full view of the Pines! We must keep these projects going, Both buildings are sorely needed. Donors will receive a gift of a free room and meals for 3 and half days of their choice in the Mary House, for themselves or anyone else they choose to send.
We know that that the miracle will be the greatest miracle of all time, and it remain visible until the end of the world, so this project is particularly important to help in evangelizing the ENTIRE W0RLD, particularly your own family members. lf you can spare the funds, please Help us. We need to do everything possible to go to judgment with our hands full of good deeds, We must be God’s fig tree that bears much fruit.
I’ll go out on a limb and tell you I feel that the great miracle, where EVERYONE present will be healed, will take place on April 13,2017, which means that the Warning will take place, probably late, in 2016. We will see! We have one man who is paralyzed from the waist down with one leg amputated going with us to Garabandal for the miracle, and when he walks back home there will be a lot of Hallelujah’s being shouted in the air! lf you do not think that can happen, read about Zaragoza, (also spelled Saragossa) Spain! Upon request, l will send you the article, but you can also check it out on Internet, if you have it.
Forgive my begging. lt will probably never stop. There is so much to do. I wish that I could meet every one of you holy souls so that we could talk more about Jesus and all the exciting things that are happening to those who love Him, but we will all meet in Heaven. Everyone who loves Mother Mary is going therel She will arrange it. The 101 readers are usually on the top shelf… the best lovers of God.
God bless you,
Rosalie

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Source: Garabandal February 2016 | Garabandal News