Blessed Nicholas Horner

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Lifelong layman; tailor by trade. An informal but enthusiastic evangelist for Catholicism. While in London, England seeking treatment for a leg wound, he was imprisoned in Newgate for the crime of harbouring priests; the chains and lack of medical care led to amputation of the injured leg. His friends petitioned for his release, which was granted, and Nicholas resumed work as a tailor at Smithfield, London. Arrested again for harbouring priests, he was thrown into Bridewell prison, tried for the crime of making clothes for a priest, and sentenced to death. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nicholas Horner“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 September 2014. Web. 17 September 2014. <>