Monday, July 1, 2013

Year of Faith - The Saints - St. Oliver Plunkett

Saint Oliver Plunkett 
(1 November 1625 - 1 July 1681) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. He maintained his duties in Ireland in the face of English persecution and was eventually arrested and tried for treason in London. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn on 1 July 1681, and became the last Roman Catholic martyr to die in England. Oliver Plunkett was beatified in 1920 and canonised in 1975, the first new Irish saint for almost seven hundred years.

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St. Oliver Plunkett pray for all our Bishops in Ireland that they may have the courage to speak up for the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

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