In 1929, G.K. Chesterton wrote the following words about the impact of Thomas More (1478-1535) on history: “Blessed Thomas More is more important at this moment than at any
moment since his death, even perhaps the great moment of his dying but he is not
quite so important as he will be in about a hundred years’ time.”
On October 31, 2020, nine years in advance of the 100 years that Chesterton prophetically spoke about, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pope St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter (Motu Proprio) proclaiming St. Thomas More to be the patron of statesmen and politicians.
In his courageous witness to truth and his martyrdom, St. Thomas More is “a Man for all Seasons” and a Man for all Centuries.
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