Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Blessed Thomas Pormort – Saint of the Day – February 21, November 22, October 29

Blessed Thomas Pormort Biography

Blessed Thomas Pormort Profile. Born: 1560 AD in the United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 20 February 1592 in Saint Paul’s Churchyard, London, England. Feast Day is celebrated on February 21, November 22, October 29.

The Memorial of Blessed Thomas Pormort – Saint of the Day

Blessed Thomas Pormort 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 1560 AD
Country of Birth The United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 20 February 1592
Place of Death Saint Paul’s Churchyard, London, England
Feast Day February 21, November 22, October 29
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 22 November 1987
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of N/A

Bl. Thomas Pormort Biography

Blessed Thomas Pormort schooled at Cambridge University. He also learned and at the seminary in Rheims, France in 1581 then moved to Rome, Italy in 1582. He was later ordained a priest in 1587 working with Bishop Owen Lewis in the Diocese of Cassano, Italy.

Thomas became the prefect of studies at the Swiss college in Milan, Italy on 25 April 1590. He returned to England, travelling under the name Whitgift, and was arrested on 25 July 1591 in London for the crime of being a priest, but he escaped. Arrested again a couple of months later, he was imprisoned, racked and tortured for months. Convicted on 8 February 1592 of the crime of treason for being a priest and conferring reconciliation to an Englishman. Martyr.

Bl. Thomas Pormort
Bl. Thomas Pormort