Snow, Peter, Bl.

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Priest, martyr; b. at Ripon, Yorkshire, England; hanged, drawn, and quartered June 15, 1598 at York. He entered the seminary at Rheims in 1589 and was ordained at Soissons, France, 1591. After working in Yorkshire for about seven years, he was arrested about May 1, 1598, while traveling to York with Bl. Ralph grimston. Snow was condemned and executed for his priesthood. 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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