Blessed Thomas Whitaker

Also known as
Thomas Starkie
Memorial
7 August
22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales
Profile
Son of Thomas, a schoolmaster, and Helen. Studied at Saint Omer and in Valladolid, Spain. Ordained at Valladolid in 1638. He returned to England where he spent five years ministering to covert Catholics in Lancashire. Arrested, imprisoned from 7 August 1643 to 1646, and condemned to death for the crime of being a priest. One of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales, dying with Blessed Edward Bamber and Venerable John Woodcock.
Born
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Died
hanged, drawn, and quartered on 7 August 1646 in Lancaster, England
Beatified
22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized
pending
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