Saint Edmund Campion

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Campion, Edmund, St (c.1540–81). Jesuit priest and martyr. He was ordained deacon in the Church of England in 1569, but then left for Dublin. He returned to England two years later and went on to Douai, then to Rome, where he entered the Society of Jesus. He was ordained in Prague in 1578 and shortly afterwards left for England with Robert Parsons. He landed at Dover in June 1580. He escaped arrest for a year, though his writings, especially Decem Rationes, won him considerable fame. He was arrested at Lyford Grange in Berkshire, and was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn on 1 Dec. 1581. He was canonized as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales in 1970. Feast day, 20 Oct.

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Campion, Saint Edmund (1540–81) English Jesuit priest and martyr. He was ordained deacon in the Church of England (1569), but became a Roman Catholic (1571) and later a Jesuit missionary. In 1581, he published the pamphlet Decem Rationes, defending the Roman Catholic position against Protestantism. He was charged with treason and executed. His feast day is December 1.

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Campion, St Edmund (1540–81), English Jesuit priest and martyr. He was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1569 but went abroad, becoming a Catholic and a Jesuit priest in 1573. Returning to England in 1580, he was arrested, charged with conspiracy against the Crown, tortured, and executed. He was canonized in 1970. His feast day is 1 December.