Saturday, July 11, 2020

Blessed John Finch – Saint of the Day – April 20

Bl. John Finch Biography

Bl. John Finch Profile. Born: 1548 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: April 20 1584 in Lancaster, England. Feast Day is celebrated on April 20.

The Feast of Bl. John Finch – Saint of the Day

Bl. John Finch 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 1548 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Married
Profession Farmer, missionary
Place of Work England
Date of Death April 20 1584
Place of Death Lancaster, England
Feast Day April 20
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI on December 15 1929
Canonization Canonized by N/A
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Blessed John Finch
Blessed John Finch

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed John Finch was born to a Yeoman farmer who was a wealthy owner of Eccleston. His family strongly believed in the Catholic faith and members were a very close family. John Finch was a married layman. 

He was ambushed and arrested On Christmas 1581. Bl. John Finch was kept in the house of the Earl of Derby and tortured. Money was offered him to give the location of others covert Catholics. rumors were spread that John Finch had turned in Father George himself. He continued with his missionary at prison by preaching to his fellow mates. He was martyred in Lancaster together with James Bell.