Saint John Wall
- Also known as
Joachim of Saint Anne
- 22 August
- Born to a wealthy Catholic family.
Studied in Douai, 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.
- 1620 near Preston, Lancashire, England (possibly at Chingle Hall)
hanged, drawn, and quartered on 22 August 1679 near Redhill, Corcester, England
buried at Saint Oswald's church
- 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
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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