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St. Philip Evans
July 22, Martyr


Source: Catholicsaints.info



Memorial
    •    22 July
    •    25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales


Profile
Educated at the college of Saint Omer. Could play the harp, and played tennis. Joined the Jesuits on 7 September 1665. Ordained at Liege, Belgium. Sent to southern Wales in 1675 to minister to covert Catholics. Arrested at Christopher Turberville’s house, Sker, Glamorganshire on 4 December 1678 during the increased persecutions following the Titus Oates Plot. When he refused to take the Oath of Supremacy he was imprisoned in Cardiff Castle; he served time with Saint John Lloyd. Condemned on 5 May 1679 in Cardiff for the crime of being a priest. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.


Born
    •    1645 in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales


Died
    •    hanged, drawn, and quartered 22 July 1679 on Gallows Field in Cardiff, Wales


Venerated
    •    8 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI (decree of martyrdom)




Beatified
    •    15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI


Canonized
    •    25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI






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