Saint John Wall

Also known as

  • Francis Dormore
  • Francis Johnson
  • Francis Webb
  • Joachim of Saint Anne
  • John Marsh

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Born to a wealthy Catholic family. Studied in Douai, France and entered the Roman College on 5 November 1641, using the name John Marsh. Ordained 3 December 1645. Joined the Friars Minor in Rome on 1 January 1651, taking the name Joachim of Saint Anne. Vicar and novice-master at Douai. Joined the Worcester mission in 1656 where he served for over 20 years, using several aliases, and living as a fugitive. Arrested in connection with the Titus Oates Plot in December 1678; acquitted of participation in the plot, but was martyred for the crime of priesthood. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.

Born

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Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint John Wall“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 August 2014. Web. 20 August 2014. <>