Edmund Arrowsmith

Edmund Arrowsmith, SJ, (1585 – 28 August 1628) is one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales of the Catholic Church. The main source of information on Arrowsmith is a contemporary account written by an eyewitness and published a short time after his death. This document, conforming to the ancient style of the "Acts of martyrs" includes the story of the execution of another 17th-century Recusant martyr, Richard Herst.

Saint

Edmund Arrowsmith

Martyr, Priest
Born1585
Haydock, England
Died1628 (aged 4243)
Lancaster, England
Venerated inCatholic Church
Beatified15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI
Canonized25 October 1970, Vatican City, by Pope Paul VI
Major shrineCatholic Church of St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith, Ashton-in-Makerfield, England
Feast28 August