Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Blessed Sebastian Newdigate – Saint of the Day – May 4 or June 19

Bl. Sebastian Newdigate Biography

Bl. Sebastian Newdigate Profile. Born: unknown in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 19 June 1535 in England. Feast Day is celebrated on May 4 or June 19.


The Memorial of Bl. Sebastian Newdigate – Saint of the Day

Bl. Sebastian Newdigate 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 unknown
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Married
Profession Priest, Monk
Place of Work England
Date of Death 19 June 1535
Place of Death England
Feast Day May 4 or June 19
Beatification Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on 29 December 1886
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of  
Blessed Sebastian Newdigate
Blessed Sebastian Newdigate

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Sebastian Newdigate was the son of John Newdigate, a king‘s sergeant, his sister became a Dominican nun at the Dartford, England convent. He studied at Cambridge University and was a married layman with one daughter (Amphelys). His wife died living him a widower in 1524. Bl. Sebastian Newdigate became a priest whose mission was to convert people to Christianity thus having conflicts with King Henry VIII. 

On June 6, 1534, he became a Carthusian monk in the London Charterhouse. Bl. Sebastian Newdigate was imprisoned in chains at Marshalsea Prison, and later in the Tower of London. Executed with Blessed Humphrey Middlemore and Blessed William Exmew on June 19, 1535.