Saint Thomas More prayer booklet

Patron Saint adopted children, lawyers, civil servants, polictians and difficult marriages.
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    Saint Thomas More was born in London on February 7th 1478. The son of a lawyer and judge, it was expected that he would follow in his father's footsteps, which Thomas did, becoming a lawyer in 1501. In 1504, he was elected to Parliament, thus beginning his career as a civil servant. He became known for his fairness and integrity and consequently quickly rose through the political ranks, ultimately becoming chancellor of England under his friend King Henry VIII. Thomas, however felt compelled to resign as chancellor once it was clear he would have to swear an oath acknowledging Henry as the Supreme Head of the Church in England. This infuriated Henry, and Thomas was imprisoned in the tower of London and sentenced to death for treason. He was beheaded on July 6th 1535. At his execution, Saint Thomas famously declared himself "the King's good servant, but God's first".