Sunday, March 6, 2011

Before the Split

According to this Catholic Herald article St. Colette, a Poor Clare reformer who lived in the Picardy region of France from 1381 to 1447, found international praise--even from England:

In 1513 Henry VIII of England, then in his palmy Catholic days, compared her to “a diligent bee that gathers exquisite honey from the precious flowers of the most rare virtues”, and petitioned Pope Leo X that she should be canonised. This notion would eventually be fulfilled in 1807.

We should also remember that Pope Leo X named Henry VIII "Defender of the Faith" a few years later!

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