Blessed John Hewitt

Also known as
John Weldon
John Savell
Memorial
5 October
Profile
Son of a draper. Educated at Caius College, Cambridge. Studied for the priesthood at Rheims, France. Ordained in 1586. Returned to England, as a covert priest using the names Weldon and Savell to hide his identity while working with his flock. Arrested at Grey's Inn Lane, London, on 10 March 1587 for the crime of priesthood. Martyr.
Born
at Yorkshire, England
Died
hanged at Mile End Green, London, England in 1588
Name Meaning
God is gracious; gift of God (John)
Beatified
1929 by Pope Pius XI
Canonized
pending
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