Holiday, Richard, Bl.

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Priest, martyr; b. in Yorkshire, England; d. May 27, 1590, hanged, drawn, and quartered at Durham. He went to Rheims to study at the English College on Sept. 6, 1584, but was not ordained a priest until 1589. He was arrested and condemned for his priesthood with Bl. Edmund duke, Richard hill, and John hogg almost immediately upon arrival in England. They were 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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