I've just learned of another recusant of sorts (a convert himself, from a family in the Irish Protestant Peerage - very rare indeed). Lord Longford
There are three articles / sermons / eulogies on him here:
As a British History major, I was fascinated by all these things, and by how connected he was with other British Politicians as well as British RCs.
I have to go back to work now, and I was a real jerk today. Reading about this great man only makes me feel worse. I waste my life in selfishness, laziness, and indulgence, but somewhere there is a deep pain, a longing, to be a saint. May God grant it for me, as he did Lord Longford.