Blessed Robert Nutter

detail of a Blessed Robert Nutter holy card, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Robert Askew
  • Robert Rowley



Brother of Blessed John Nutter. Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, England in the mid-1560’s. Seminarian at the English College, Rheims, France. Ordained at Soissons, France on 21 December 1581. Returned to England with Blessed George Haydock to minister to covert Catholics. He worked for two years, was imprisoned and tortured in the Tower of London for two years, and then exiled for the crime of being a priest. After a few months in France to recover, he returned to England; he was arrested almost immediately and spent nearly 15 years in prison. He joined the Dominicans in prison, received into the order by the Provincial of Portugal. He managed to escape in March 1600, was re-captured in May, lodged in Wisbich Castle, tortured, and finally hanged with Blessed Edward Thwing.






Almighty, ever-living God,you gave your martyrs Robert Nutter and his companions grace to lay down their lives for Christ. Help our weakness too: give us the strength to live for you, even as they did not shrink from dying for your sake. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Dominicans

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Robert Nutter“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 June 2018. Web. 18 April 2021. <>