A new short film currently being shot on location in Sussex by Mary's Dowry Productions, tells the life story of one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, Saint Nicholas Owen.
For about twenty years he worked across England constructing priest holes in many houses, some of which have still not been discovered. His work was so ingenious that those hunting the priests admired the skill involved in them. Saint Nicholas Owen worked alone and often at night. He worked with brick and wood, sometimes constructing holes behind chimneys, beneath floors, in staircases and in walls. He died under torture in the Tower of London for his faith. Nicholas Owen was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1970.