Alexander Rawlins

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Blessed Alexander Rawlins was an English Roman Catholic martyr, beatified in 1929.

Life[edit]

He was born in Worcestershire. After imprisonment for his allegiance to the Church of Rome, he went to Reims for seminary training and was ordained a priest. He arrived in England as a missioner in April 1590 with Edmund Gennings and Hugh Sewell.[1]

He was hanged, drawn and quartered in 1595, alongside Henry Walpole.

His feast is on 7 April.

References[edit]

  • Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, Stephen Bunson (2003), Our Sunday Visitor's encyclopedia of saints, p. 65.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Gennings, Edmund". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/10516.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)