Blessed Peter Wright – Feast Day – May 19

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Blessed Peter Wright was a Jesuit Catholic priest, born in 1603 in Slipton, Northamptonshire, England and died as a martyr on May 19 1651 at the age of 48 in Tyburn, London, England. We celebrate his feast day on May 19 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl. Peter Wright-  Feast Day

Blessed Peter Wright Biography

Date of Birth 1603 AD
Place of Birth Slipton, Northamptonshire, England
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work England
Date of Death May 19 1651
Place of Death Tyburn, London, England
Feast Day May 19
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI on December 15 1929

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Peter Wright was born into a Protestant family, and he converted to Catholicism. Worked for ten years in a law firm.

Joined the troop, was assigned to the Netherlands but left after a month. Peter studied at the Jesuit seminary in Ghent and in Rome.

Later he became a priest and in 1629 entered the Jesuits in Belgium and held posts in Liège and Saint-Omer. Chaplain to English soldiers in Flanders, Belgium.

In the spring of 1644, he returned to England with Sir Henry Gage and served as pastor of the Royalist Army during the English Civil War. Rabbi of the Marquis of Winchester.

Arrested on Candlemas Day in 1651 during the repression of Christians by Oliver Cromwell for his beliefs in London. He was housed in Newgate Prison. He was killed in front of 20,000 spectators.

Blessed Peter Wright
Blessed Peter Wright

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