St Nicholas Owen SJ

Stained glass depicting Nicholas Owen SJ

 

 

St Nicholas Owen was born in 1562 in Oxford into a devout recusant family, and trained as a carpenter and joiner.  As a Jesuit lay brother he became the companion of Henry Garnet SJ, the Superior of the English mission, in 1588 -  a time when the penalty for Catholic priests discovered in England was torture and death. Find out more about his life. 

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