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Saint of the Day – Ambrose Barlow – October 25 realcatholictv Saint Ambrose Edward Barlow Also known as Ambrose Brereton Ambrose Radcliffe Edward Ambrose Barlow Memorial 10 September 25 Octob…More
Saint of the Day – Ambrose Barlow – October 25

realcatholictv Saint Ambrose Edward Barlow
Also known as

Ambrose Brereton
Ambrose Radcliffe
Edward Ambrose Barlow
Memorial

10 September
25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
Profile

Fourth son of Sir Alexander Barlow and Mary Brereton. Baptized Catholic on 30 November 1585, he was raised as a Protestant, but as an adult he returned to Catholicism. Educated at the College of Saint Gregory, Douai, France, and the Royal College of Saint Alban in Valladolid, Spain. Benedictine in 1616. Ordained in 1617 in Douai. Returned to England to minister to covert Catholics in south Lancashire for 24 years. Unlike many of his brother priests, Ambrose was very open about his work, and was arrested several times. On 25 April 1631, just as he ended Easter Sunday Mass at Morley Hall near Manchester, England, he was arrested by an armed mob led by the local Anglican vicar. He was charged with the crime of being a priest, and freely admitted it. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.

Born

1585 in Barlow Hall, England
Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on Friday 10 September 1641 at Lancaster, Lancashire, England
skull preserved as a relic at Wardley Hall, sometimes known as the House of the Skull, near Manchester, England
his hand is preserved at Stanbrook Abbey, Worcester, England
Venerated

8 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI (decree of martyrdom)
Beatified

15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI
Canonized

25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI