Grimston, Ralph, Bl.

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Martyr; also known as Ralph Grimstow; b. Nidd, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England; d. June 15, 1598, hanged at York. Arrested with Fr. Peter snow with whom he was traveling to York about May 1, 1598. He was charged with felony for having aided a priest and having attempted to prevent Snow's apprehension. He 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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