St. Edmund Campion - Banner BAN788
Artwork by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey
Edmund Campion. Jesuit Priest. Martyr.
1540 - 1581.
4th May with the 40 Martyrs of England & Wales
1st December, the date of his execution at Tyburn.
Patron Saint of the British Jesuit Province.
Born in the shadow of St. Paul's
Cathedral, London he was educated at Christ's Hospital School and Oxford
University becoming a tutor and Fellow there. He impressed Queen Elizabeth I
when he made an address to her. Lord Burghley decribed him as 'one of the
diamonds of England'. He took orders as a Deacon in the Anglican Church.
Campion gave up his position and feted lifestyle when he felt
called to become a Catholic, travelling first to Dublin and Douai. He became a
Jesuit in Rome & taught in Prague before he was ordained priest.
Campion travelled in disguise to England in 1580 in support of the Jesuit
mission to England. He preached and ministered to Catholics secretly and wrote
in support of the Faith before his arrest and torture in the Tower of London
and execution on a charge of treason at Tyburn with Fr. Alexander Bryant
SJ & Fr. Ralph Sherwin.
Many schools and colleges are named in
his honour recognising his faith and his academic prowess as student and
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