Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Saint John Boste – Saint of the Day – July 24

Saint John Boste Biography

Saint John Boste Profile. Born: 1544 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: July 24, 1594 in Dryburn near Durham, England. Feast Day is celebrated on July 24.

The Memorial of Saint John Boste – Saint of the Day

Saint John Boste 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 1544 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work England
Date of Death July 24, 1594
Place of Death Dryburn near Durham, England
Feast Day July 24
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI
Canonization Canonized by Pope Paul VI
Patron Saint of N/A


Saint John Boste Biography

Saint John Boste, with education at Queen's College Oxford, England 1569-1572. Scholarship at Queen's College. Converted to Catholicism in 1576 in Brome, Suffolk, England. He resigned from Oxford and studied in 1580 in Reims, France. He was ordained on March 4, 1581. In April 1581 he returned to England as a missionary in the northern counties, often disguised as a servant in the robe of Lord Montacute. Supported on his mission by John Speed.
He was the subject of an intensive manhunt, which was betrayed and arrested on July 5, 1593 by Francis Ecclesfield, near Durham, England, in the house of William Claxton. He was crushed because he was tortured in the stands. Sent to Durham in July 1594, where he was tried as a priest. One of the forty martyrs of England and Wales.

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