July 1 – Condemned to death for promoting the Catholic faith, he responded “Deo gratias”

Saint Oliver Plunket Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, born at Loughcrew near Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland, 1629; died 11 July, 1681. His is the brightest name in the Irish Church throughout the whole period of persecution. He was connected by birth with the families which had just then been ennobled, the Earls … Continue reading July 1 – Condemned to death for promoting the Catholic faith, he responded “Deo gratias”