Who Was St. Thomas of Canterbury?
Also known as St. Thomas Becket, our parish patron lived in 12th century England and was made Archbishop of Canterbury during the time of King Henry II. The king oftentimes intruded into church affairs taking actions that would be to his personal advantage and less than noble desires. St. Thomas, a man of integrity, refused to cooperate with actions born out of sinfulness and evil. He opposed the king’s decrees that made it difficult for the Catholic Church in England to remain true to its faith, teaching, and practice. After fleeing England and living exiled in France for 7 years,
ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, PRAY FOR US!