A Blessed St. George’s Day to he, and The Bard himself Shakespeare; whom I like millions of others always loved his great theatrical writings that have such deep nuances of character and woven into strong theatrical plot; the likes of which few writers have equaled and certainly not exceeded!
I bet if I lived back then I would have looked up to him as an artist no doubt but even more as the man; who was apparently quite Catholic; thank God!
And thank you Sir William for not just your great writings, but also for your bravery in maintaining your devout Catholic faith in Jesus and His Church!
I pray that you and yours are peaceful and joyfully spending eternity with our heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ! Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
Today, 23rd April, on “Talk Like Shakespeare Day”, we celebrate one of the world’s greatest writers, William Shakespeare (1564-1616). For those who have long admired his brilliance and Christian imagination, the evidence that he was a believing Catholic in a time of persecution is very exciting.
Ample evidence supports the claim that the Bard of Avon was a lifelong Catholic.
by Joseph Pearce
Broadly speaking, the evidence for Shakespeare’s Catholicism is biographical, historical and textual. The biographical and historical evidence is found in the documented facts of his life and of the turbulent times in which he lived, and his plays and poems offer further, textual evidence of his Catholic convictions.
Passing on the faith
Born in 1564 in Stratfordupon- Avon, England, Shakespeare lived at a time when the practice of Catholicism was illegal. In 1534, King Henry VIII had declared that he and his successors would lead a statecontrolled…
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