Feast day Saint Thomas More: 22 June

June 21, 2014 – 12:43 pm
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Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He opposed Henry VIII of England’s separation from the Catholic Church and in 1535 was tried for treason and beheaded.

What are Patron Saints?

Patron Saints are often touted as those who can intercede in heaven on our behalf, or advocate for a cause.  Yet more importantly, our Patron Saints help and inspire us to follow the example of their lives.

At Australian Catholic University (ACU) traditions are important, and to that end, we have decided that the University have a Patron Saint, and that each of the University’s faculties will have a Patron Saint – to help us carry the spirit of faith, learning and justice in all that we do.

These Patron Saints are deemed to be special protectors in a specific area, through either tradition, custom, or by declarations of the Church ACU website

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