Blessed Nicholas Postgate, Yorkshire Priest and Martyr, is the Patron of the Society. He is one of the 85 Martyrs of England and Wales beatified by Pope Saint John Paul II in November 1987.

His entry in the Roman Martyrology (tr. 2004 edition):

7 August

 Nicholas Postgatepriest and martyr:

a priest who spent fifty years walking the Yorkshire Moors, ministering to scattered Catholics, who was eventually arrested and executed at York under King Charles II in 1679 at the age of about 80.

A Prayer for the Intercession of Blessed Nicholas Postgate

God our Father,
in your servant Blessed Nicholas, priest and martyr,
you gave to your Church an example of faith
and willingness to live in poverty and humility for the glory of Your Name.

Grant that like Blessed Nicholas,
we may grow daily in union with Christ your Son in the Holy Mass,
and meditate on the mysteries of our salvation in the Holy Rosary.
We make our prayer through the same Christ our Lord.


Woodcarving image reproduced by kind permission of Mark Schlingerman

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