St. Edmund Campion - Display Board 788
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Edmund Campion. Jesuit Priest. Martyr. 1540 - 1581.
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 teacher.
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.
Original artwork by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey.
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