During this special Jubilee year of Mercy; the invitation of a Holy Year, we are offered the option of 'mini pilgrimages' to certain places of special grace. Click below to see where in NH these Holy Doors are located. Don't close your hearts to the mercy God is willing to give.
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St. John Fisher, Cardinal of England and martyr during the reign of King Henry VIII, was born in England, most likely in the year 1459. He was a dedicated scholar, and was instrumental in the founding of St. John’s and Christ’s Colleges at Cambridge. He is known for having denounced various abuses in the Church and for urging the need of disciplinary reforms. A childhood tutor of Henry VIII, Fisher became Queen Catherine’s “chief supporter and most trusted counsellor” when Henry sought to divorce her. Fisher preached publicly against the divorce, and later refused to take the oath of succession, which sought to recognize as legitimate heirs the offspring of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. As a result, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. When he continued to refuse to submit to the King’s will, Fisher was declared guilty of treason and was beheaded on Tower Hill on June 22, 1535. The calm and dignified courage with which he met death made a profound impression on all who were present. St. John Fisher is buried beside St. Thomas More, who was martyred shortly thereafter, in the church of St. Peter ad Vincula. His feast day is June 22.
Sources: http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/J/stjohnfisher.asp; https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=688