St John Sarkander was a sixteenth century priest who was tortured by Protestants because he would not break the seal of the confessional. Lest people imagine that Catholics had a monopoly on torture in those days, John endured the rack on 13, 17 and 18 February. On each of the latter days the torture lasted for two and three hours, lighted candles and feathers soaked in oil, pitch, and sulphur were strewn over his body and ignited. He lingered from the effects for a month and died in prison.
March 14, 2008 by 4 Comments