No; if it were to do again, I would resist the wicked, that they should not have God’s priests. Yea, although I were to be punished with twenty deaths.
Blessed John Mason’s response to a query at his trial as to whether he was sorry that he had physically resisted agents of Queen Elizabeth I who were raiding a Mass. Mason was executed by hanging on December 10, 1591. I have been unable to find an image of him, but his words in the face of certain death paint an unforgettable portrait of this valiant layman nonetheless.