Feastday: 22nd of June
When did Saint Thomas More live: in the fifth and sixth century
Biography of St. Thomas More:
Thomas More was born in England and studied law at the Oxford University. He started his career in the Parliament and married Jane Colt with whom he had 4 children. Unfortunately, she died at a young age. After her death, Mr. More married Alice Middleton to be a mother for his children. In 1516, he wrote his most famous book " Utopia", which even attracted the attention of Henry VIII. After having appointed him to high posts and missions, he made him Lord Chancellor in 1529. He resigned in 1532 because he had his own opinion about the supremacy of the Pope and marriage. He was finally charged with treason and beheaded in 1535.
Patronage: St. Thomas More is patron saint of lawyers, adopted children, civil servants and difficult marriages
Statue and wooden sculpture representing St. Thomas More: portrayal, symbolism and emblem: Saint Thomas More is shown as a lawyer dressed in the robe of the Chancellor and wearing the Collar of Esses holding a book in his hands.