Douglas, George, Bl.
DOUGLAS, GEORGE, BL.
Franciscan priest and martyr; b. Edinburgh, Scotland; d. hanged, drawn, and quartered at York, England, under Charles II, Sept. 9, 1587. Douglas was a schoolmaster at Rutland before his ordination at Paris, c. 1574. Ten years later he entered the English mission field and was arrested, but released. He was apprehended again at Ripton, Yorkshire, and condemned for "persuading to popery." Fr. Douglas 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). j. thaddeus, The Franciscans in England 1600–1859, 15 v. (London, 1898).
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