Blessed John Thorne

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Benedictine monk at Glastonbury. Abbey treasurer at the time the house was dissolved by decree of King Henry VIII. When the king‘s men arrived to disperse the monks and impound the treasury, John hid it. For keeping Church property from the king, he was charged with sacrilege and treason. Tortured and executed. Martyr.

Died

Beatified

Canonized

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       Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
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       London SW1V 1BX, UNITED KINGDOM

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John Thorne“. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 November 2013. Web. 1 August 2014. <>