Blessed John Rigby
Saint of the Day
John Rigby was a Lancashire gentleman. He worked for Sir Edmund Huddleston whose daughter was a recusant - that is she refused to attend Anglican services, instead worshipping as a Catholic. She was due to face charges in court but became ill and John Rigby appeared to testify on her behalf.
Under questioning at the Old Bailey, John admitted that he too was Catholic and he was consequently sent to Newgate Prison. He refused repeated polite offers to conform and was no more persuaded by having his flesh scorched on an oven. In the end he was sentenced to death.
He was hanged at St Thomas Waterings on the Old Kent Road on June 21st 1600, exactly 418 years ago today.
He was cut down from the gallows before he had expired and was drawn and quartered - the quarters of his body were displayed in different parts of the city to disincentivise recusancy.
John Rigby was finally canonised on October 25th 1970; the Jackson Five were enjoying their fourth week at number one with “I’ll Be There”.
Here is a picture of him: @lamplifeboatladder
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