St Thomas Becket: 5th Day of Christmas

Thomas Becket window in Southwark Cathedral

On this day in 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.

The attack came just as Vespers was starting so today during 3.15pm evensong at Canterbury Cathedral there is a procession to the Martyrdom site.

His shrine inspired the great pilgrimage in England which has been compared with the camino of St James who we shall remember tomorrow.

The modern Becket is Oscar Romero who was murdered by the state in 1980.

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