Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Blessed John Ingram – Saint of the Day – July 26

Blessed John Ingram Biography

Blessed John Ingram Profile. Born: 1565 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: July 26, 1594 in Newcastle-on-Tyne near Durham, England. Feast Day is celebrated on July 26.

The Memorial of Blessed John Ingram – Saint of the Day

Blessed John Ingram 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 1565 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work England
Date of Death July 26, 1594
Place of Death Newcastle-on-Tyne near Durham, England
Feast Day July 26
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A


Blessed John Ingram Biography

Blessed John Ingram, Son of Anthony Ingram of Wolford, Warwickshire, and Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Hungerford. Educated at Worcestershire and the New College, Oxford, England. Adult convert to Catholicism. Continued his education at the English College, Rheims, France; the Jesuit College, Pont-a-Mousson, France; and the English College, Rome, France. Ordained at Rome in 1589.

Missioner to Scotland in early 1592 supported by Lords Huntly, Angus, and Erroll, the Abbot of Dumbries, and Sir Walter Lindsay of Balgavies. Arrested on the Tyne River for his faith on 25 November 1593. Imprisoned at Berwick, Durgam, York, and the Tower of London. Tortured in the Tower for the names of other “traitorous” Catholics, he gave away nothing, ministered to and encouraged his fellow prisoners, and still wrote 20 Latin epigrams that have survived.

Relayed north again through prisons at York, Newcastle, and Durgan. Convicted, with Saint John Boste and Saint George Swallowell (the other two Durham Martyrs), for the high crime of priesthood. Some one in Scotland offered the English government 1,000 crowns as ransom for his life, but it was declined, and he was executed.