Godfrey, Cardinal. William b. September 25, 1889 d. January 22, 1963 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The youngest son of a haulage contractor who died before his son's birth, William Godfrey received his education at Ushaw College in Durham and later in Rome at the Venerable English College and the Pontifical Gregorian University. Ordained priest there in October 1916, back in England he was soon named curate of St. Michael's on West Darby Road. Professor of classics at Ushaw College between 1918 and 1928, where he was known among his students as "Uncle Bill", in 1930...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Griffin, Cardinal. Bernard William b. February 21, 1899 d. August 19, 1956 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a cycle manufacturer's manager and city councillor, Bernard Griffin studied at Birmingham, Staffordshire and Rome, joining in the meantime the Royal Naval Air Service during the Great War. During this period, he suffered a heart attack but concealed it from physicians in order to avoid a discharge which he feared would prevent his acceptance for the priesthood. Ordained on November 1, 1924, in Rome, he successively served among others at parish priest of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
MacMillan, Sir. Kenneth b. December 11, 1929 d. October 29, 1992 Ballet Dancer. British dancer, choreographer and ballet director. Believed to be the greatest choreographer of all time, he created some of the best loved ballets seen today. These included Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Song of the Earth and many many more. Discovered many of the greatest dancers such as Darcey Bussell. He trained as a dancer but turned to choreographing. Worked mainly with the royal ballet. (Bio by: Medora) Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Manning, Cardinal. Henry Edward b. July 15, 1808 d. January 14, 1892 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The third and youngest son of a West India merchant who served as director and governor of the Bank of England and sat in parliament for some thirty years, Henry Edward Manning attended Harrow School but obtained no distinction beyond playing cricket. Matriculating at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1827, he soon made his mark as a debater at the Oxford Union. Ambitioning for a political career, due to his father's severe losses in his business at the period, he found...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Crypt Chapel Of Saint Peter.
Southworth, Saint. John b. 1592 d. June 28, 1654 Saint John Southworth was born in Lancashire in 1592 and was martyred at Tyburn, 28th June, 1654. John Southworth was a member of a junior branch of the Southworths of Samlesbury Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was ordained as a priest at the English College, Douai, and was sent on the mission on the 13th October, 1619. He was arrested and condemned to death in Lancashire in 1627, and imprisoned firstly in Lancaster Castle, and afterwards in the Clink, London, where he and fifteen other priests...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: The Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs.
Wiseman, Cardinal. Nicholas Patrick Stephen b. August 2, 1802 d. February 15, 1865 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a Waterford merchant, Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman was born in Spain while his father was residing in Seville along with his second wife for business. Sent to Ushaw College, near Durham, in 1810, he moved to the English College in Rome after being reopened in 1818, having been closed for twenty years due to the Napoleonic wars. Earning a doctorate in theology, he was ordained priest there in March 1825. Appointed vice-rector of the English College in 1827...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Crypt Chapel Of Saint Peter.