Recusancy and Revival: The Persecution and Rebirth of Catholicism in Our Lady's Dowry

17-27 July 2023 | Oxford & London, England

Join other graduate students to experience England’s Catholic roots, delve into the backgrounds of saints and martyrs, and learn more about the revival of Catholicism in England. The program will begin in Oxford where you will experience the Catholic history of the area and see the places where saints lived, worked, and prayed. Oxford highlights include a look at the life and conversion of Saint John Henry Newman.

Seminars will focus on the turn from Catholicism that England experienced under and following the reign of Henry VIII giving special attention to Thomas More and Edmund Campion, as well as examining how Shakespeare’s work subtly highlights the religious tensions of the time. The latter half of the program will take place in London with visits to sights of historic martyrdoms, including a day trip to Canterbury, the place of Saint Thomas Becket’s martyrdom.

Who Should Apply?

Graduate students of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your connection to the IHE and your interest in the program to with the subject line: IHE England Pilgrimage.

The program covers all costs except travel to and from the program. A limited number of travel stipends are available.

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