Saints Alive! | St Edmund Campion

In 1580, the Jesuit mission to England began. His mission was to strengthen Catholics wavering under government pressure and win converts among the Protestants. He was eventually hunted down and was sentenced to death as a traitor. During his trial he answered: “In condemning us, you condemn all your own ancestors, all our ancient bishops and kings, all that was once the glory of England — the island of saints, and the most devoted child of the See of Peter.” After spending his last days in prayer he was led with two companions to Tyburn and hanged, drawn and quartered on December 1, 1581, aged 41. For more about this saint, please click on the image. Peace be with you!