Book of Saints – John Forrest

stained glass window of Blessed John Forest; swiped with permission from the flickr account of Father Lawrence Lew, OPArticle

(Blessed) Martyr (May 22) (16th century) A Franciscan Friar of Greenwich, Confessor to Queen Catharine of Aragon. After a long imprisonment, which it would seem he owed at least in part to the instigation of the Apostate Latimer, he was condemned to be burned at the stake in Smithfield. By a refinement of cruelty he was suspended over the flames, which at the outset only reached his feet. He won his everlasting crown May 22, A.D. 1538.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John Forrest”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 May 2016. Web. 21 January 2019. <>