Crow, Alexander, Bl.

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Priest, martyr; b. ca. 1550 at Howden, Yorkshire, England; d. Nov. 30 (or 13), 1586, hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. He was a cobbler for some years before beginning his seminary studies at Rheims, where he was ordained ca. 1583. Returning to the English Mission in 1584, he began his work in Yorkshire, where he was arrested at Duffield on his way to a baptism. Crow, condemned for priesthood, was beatified by Pope John Paul II on Nov. 22, 1987 with George Haydock and Companions.

Feast of the English Martyrs: May 4 (England).

See Also: england, scotland and wales, martyrs of.

Bibliography: r. challoner, Memoirs of Missionary Priests, ed. j. h. pollen (rev. ed. London 1924). j. h. pollen, Acts of English Martyrs (London 1891).

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