St John Ogilvie


St John Ogilvie was born in Scotland in 1580. He was educated as a Calvinist, became a Catholic at age seventeen and went on to become a Jesuit priest. He was well known for converting many people to the Catholic faith. He was later betrayed by someone who was pretending to be a Catholic. He was then torture and was sentenced to death. The courageous priest was hanged at Glasgow in 1615 at the age of thirty-six. Pope Paul VI canonized him in 1976.


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