St. Richard Reynolds, Roman Catholic Brigittine monk & English Martyr, executed for refusing the Oath of Supremacy to King Henry VIII of England. He was martyred alongside the Carthusian priors John Houghton, Robert Lawrence, and Augustine Webster by drawing and quartering at Tyburn Tree in London after being dragged through the streets. martyred with them on that day was Blessed John Haile the parish priest of Isleworth.
The Eleven Nuns of Nowogrodek were executed by the Gestapo in 1943. The Sisters unanimously expressed a desire to their chaplain to offer their lives in sacrifice for the imprisoned to spare those who had families. When the life of their chaplain Father Zienkiewicz was threatened, the Sisters renewed their offer, saying, “There is a greater need for a priest on this earth than for us. We pray that God will take us in his place, if sacrifice of life is needed.”