John Bradburne - Road to SanctityEver wondered how someone becomes a saint? Want to learn more about the process and the cause that is being presented for John Bradburne who was a British Franciscan missionary who was murdered in Zimbabwe by pro-Mugabe fighters.? See below for more information about John Bradburne.
We are very lucky to have Prof David Crystal who will lead the day including DVDs, Discussion, shared food and Prayer. David Crystal has written a book about John Bradburne, for further information see
Saturday 7th September 2019 at St Thomas More between 10.00 and 3.00
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Bradburne, born in Skirwith, Cumbria in 1921, was shot in 1979 during the Rhodesian liberation war after he refused to abandon the Leper community where he worked. Accused of being a spy for the white regime, guerrilla fighters loyal to Mugabe are said to have offered Bradburne the chance to flee the country. He refused, knelt to pray and was shot in the back. The Cause will be officially launched on 5th September 2019, the fortieth anniversary of his murder.
“God’s love within you is your native land. So search none other, never more depart. For you are homeless save God keeps your heart.” (JRB)