Sunday, September 7, 2014


Bl. Thomas Hemerford

Feast day: February 12

Death:  Martyred Tyburn, 1584

English martyr. A native of Dorsetshire, he was educated at Saint John's College and Hart Hall, Oxford and then studied for the priesthood at English College, Rome. He was ordained in Rome in 1583, and returned to England,just a year before his death where he was swifily arrested. Condemned for being a priest, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn with four companions. He was beatified in 1929.

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