Blessed George Haydock Biography
Blessed George Haydock 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||1557 AD|
|Country of Birth||United Kingdom of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Blesseds who were Priests|
|Place of Work||England|
|Date of Death||12 February 1584|
|Place of Death||Tyburn, London, England|
|Feast Day||February 12, November 22, October 29|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 22 November 1987|
|Canonization||Canonized by N/A|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
Blessed George Haydock was the youngest son of Evan and Helen Haydock. He schooled at the English college in Douai, France and the English College in Rome, Italy. George was ordained a priest on 21 December 1581 at Rheims in France. He then returned home to minister to Catholic converts during the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth.
George was then arrested in London, England and served 15 months in the Tower of London for the crime of priesthood. At a later point, he was finally allowed to administer the Sacraments to fellow prisoners. He was one of the martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales.