Bl. Sebastian Newdigate Biography
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|
|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|
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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.