Blessed Richard Creagh – Saint of the Day – Ireland

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Blessed Richard Creagh Biography

Bl Richard Creagh Profile. Born: 1523 AD in Ireland, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 1586 in England. Feast Day is celebrated in Ireland.

The Memorial of Blessed Richard Creagh – Saint of the Day

Bl Richard Creagh Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1523 AD
Country of Birth Ireland of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 1586
Place of Death England
Feast Day Ireland
Beatification Beatified by 27 September 1992 by Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy
Canonization Canonized by precongrigation
Patron Saint of N/A

Blessed Biography

Richard Creagh was the Son of a wealthy merchant; as a young man, Richard worked in his father‘s business. However, feeling a call to the priesthood, he studied at the University of Leuven, Belgium where he was an excellent student and was ordained in 1555.

He returned to Limerick, Ireland in 1556 and opened a school in an abandoned Dominican friary there. Chosen archbishop of Armagh, Ireland on Low Sunday in 1564. Arrested in December 1564 for the crime of acknowledging the authority of the Pope over the Church. After several months in prison, and multiple interrogations, Creagh escaped from the Tower of London on 29 April 1565 and fled to Leuven.

He went from there to Spain and then back to Ireland in July 1566, resuming his ministry and preaching peace between the Irish and English.

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