Saint John Boste
- Also known as
- John Boast
25 October (as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Educated at Queen's College, Oxford from 1569-1572.
Fellow at Queen's College.
Convert to Catholicism in 1576 at Brome, Suffolk, England.
Resigned his position at Oxford, and studied in Rheims in 1580.
Ordained on 4 March 1581.
Returned to England in April 1581 as a missioner to the northern counties, often disguised as a servant in the livery costume of Lord Montacute.
Assisted in his mission by Blessed John Speed.
He became the object of an intense manhunt, was betrayed by Francis Ecclesfield near Durham on 5 July 1593 at the home of one William Claxton, and arrested.
He was sent to the Tower of London where he was crippled by being tortured on the rack.
Sent to Durham in July 1594, where he was tried for the treason of being a priest.
One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
- c.1544 at Dufton, Westmoreland, England
- hanged, drawn, and quartered on 24 July 1594 at Dryburn near Durham, England
- Name Meaning
- God is gracious; gift of God (John)
- 1929 by Pope Pius XI
- 1970 by Pope Paul VI
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
For All The Saints,
Kirken i Norge - norwegian
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
Sacred Heart Parish,
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