- George Bisley
- 1 July
- 22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales
- 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
Ordained at the English College, Rheims, France on 14 March 1587. Returned to England on 1 November 1588 to minister to covert Catholics during the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I. Imprisoned in late 1590 for the crime of being a priest, he was repeatedly tortured to get the names of other Catholics. His body and health were broken, but he told his captors nothing. Martyred.
Absit mihi gloriari nisi in Cruce Domini Nostri Jesu Christi. Good people, I beseech God to send all felicity. – Blessed George’s dying words
- “Blessed George Beesley“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 June 2015. Web. 5 October 2015. <>