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Monday 30 August 2021

The Pearl of York

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Having been told that she was to die for treason, St Margaret Clitherow replied, "No, no, Mr. Sheriff, I die for the love of my Lord Jesu."

She was laid on the ground, a sharp stone beneath her back, her hands stretched out in the form of a cross and bound to two posts. Then a door was placed upon her, which was weighted down till she was crushed to death. Her last words during an agony of fifteen minutes, were "Jesu! Jesu! Jesu! have mercy on me!"