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St John Plessington

St John Plessington, whose feast is today, 19th July, was beatified in 1929. He is one of two Shrewsbury saints to be canonised among the 40 martyrs of England and Wales in 1970, the other being St Margaret Ward. He is … Continue reading

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The scaffold speech of Fr John Plessington

July 19 is the feast of St John Plessington, one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was born c.1637 at Dimples, Lancashire, the son of Robert Plessington, a Royalist Catholic and Alice Rawstone. The family was persecuted for both … Continue reading

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