Benedictine member of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was born in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, Wales, and studied at Oxford. John became a Catholic and went to Paris in 1598, Studying and becoming a Benedictine priest in 1602. He then returned to England and aided so many victims of the plague of 1603 that he became quite famous. He left England for a time to establish a seminary but then returned to London. He had many adventures until his final arrest for being a priest. With Blessed Thomas Somers, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn.
Fr. Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Tuesday, 1st Week of Advent December 5, 2023, Luke 10:21-24 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120523.cfm INTIMACY LEADS TO TRUST! All through His life, Jesus