Saint Philip Howard

philipearlofarundelinthetowerPhilip Earl of Arundel in the Tower – William Barraud

Earl of Arundel and one of the forty English Martyrs, a playboy turned convert, he was condemned to death under Elizabeth I  but was never executed – he died eventually of dysentery after ten years of captivity in the Tower of London. His dog became a go-between between Howard and Saint Robert Southwell, as well as other fellow prisoners. On the walls of his chamber, Howard scratched these words:

“Quanto plus afflictiones pro Christo in hoc saeculo, tanto plus gloriae cum Christo in futuro” – ‘the more affliction [we endure] for Christ in this world, the more glory [we shall obtain] with Christ in the next’ 

Here is Philip with his little dog:

shrine_of_st_philip_howardShrine of Saint Philip Howard at Arundel Cathedral

Shrine image rights here

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