Imagine a man isolated, defenseless and loyal to a single truth that the rest of men found irksome.

Imagine a man isolated, defenseless and loyal to a single truth that the rest of men found irksome. Consider a man who “was absolutely alone. He had nothing within or without, nothing promised in the future, nothing inherited from the past, nothing in the traditions of his habits and life, to nerve him for what he did.” That man, described by Hilaire Belloc, was St. Thomas More (1477-1535), the first of the modern saints.