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Saint John Roberts (1577–1610)

Saint John Roberts (1577–1610)

Feast day: October 25

Saint John Roberts was born in Wales in 1575. After studying at Oxford for two years, he left to study law and joined the Catholic Church after visiting Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

While in Paris, John began studying to become a Benedictine priest. After he became a Benedictine priest, John relocated to England and ministered to numerous victims of the plague. It was illegal to minister as a Catholic priest in England at this time, so he was banished.

After spending some time in Spain, he returned again to England. He did many more good works before he was arrested for being a priest. He was martyred in Tyburn along with Blessed Thomas Somers.