BLESSED Arthur BELL OSF was born in Temple Broughton in the County of Worcestershire; he was a seminarian in St. Omer, and later at the Royal College of St. Alban in VALLADOLID. He was ordained a priest in Salamanca in 1618.

That same year while still in Spain, he entered the Franciscan Order. He worked in Douai, Gravelines and Brussels and after returned to England where he exercised his missionary work between 1634 and 1646. Condemned for being a priest, he stripped, hung, drawn and quartered in Lancaster, on the 7th of August 1646.

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II, on the 22nd of November 1987.



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all our Martyr Saints

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