Blessed Thomas Pormort Biography
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|
|Place of Work||England|
|Date of Death||20 February 1592|
|Place of Death||Saint Paul’s Churchyard, London, England|
|Feast Day||February 21|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope John Paul on 10 November 1986|
|Canonization||Canonized by N/A|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
Blessed Thomas Pormort was educated at Cambridge University and later joined a Seminary in Rheims, France in 1581 and later in Rome, Italy, in 1582. In 1587, he was ordained a priest and worked with Bishop Owen Lewis in the diocese of Cassano in Italy. He was made the prefect of studies at the Swiss college in Milan, Italy on 25 April 1590.
He then returned to England having the travel name Whitgift and got arrested on 25 July 1591 in Lond for the crime of priesthood but escaped. He was arrested again after few months imprisoned, tortured and convicted on 8 February 1592 for treason of being a priest. He is termed as a martyr.