Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Blessed George Napper – Saint of the Day – November 9

Blessed George Napper Biography

Blessed George Napper Profile. Born: 1550 AD in the United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 9 November 1610 in Oxford, England. Feast Day is celebrated on November 9.

The Memorial of Blessed George Napper – Saint of the Day

Blessed George Napper 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

1550 AD

Country of Birth

The United Kingdom in Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Blesseds who were Priests

Profession

Missionary

Place of Work

England

Date of Death

9 November 1610

Place of Death

Oxford, England

Feast Day

November 9

Beatification

Beatified by Pope Pius XI on 15 December 1929

Canonization

Canonized by N/A

Patron Saint of

Blessed George Napper Biography

Blessed George Napper was the son of George and Anne Napper where his father taught at All Souls College. He was a great-nephew of William Cardinal Peto and got educated at Corpus Christi College in Oxford. He served as a seminarian at the English College, Douai, France and was later ordained in 1596. George returned to England to minister to the covert Catholics in Oxfordshire, England beginning in 1603.

He travelled the countryside on foot and apparently lived with his brother William who put himself in great danger by hiding him. He was betrayed and arrested on 19 July 1610 when he was found carrying holy oil, a reliquary, and a pyx containing two consecrated Hosts. When he was later searched, the reliquary and pyx had disappeared.

He was sent to Oxford Castle where he was convicted of the crime of priesthood. While in prison, he ministered to fellow prisoners which were considered an additional crime. He was offered a commutation of his sentence from death to exile if he would sign an oath of allegiance against the pope; he declined. Martyr.

Bl. George Napper
Bl. George Napper