Catholic Encyclopedia – Venerable Peter Snow

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English martyr, suffered at York, 15 June 1598. He was born at or near Ripon and arrived at the English College, Reims, 17 April 1589, receiving the first tonsure and minor orders 18 August 1590, the subdiaconate at Laon on 22 September, and the diaconate and priesthood at Soissons on 30 and 31 March, 1591. He left for England on the following 15 May. He was arrested about 1 May 1598, when on his way to York with Venerable Ralph Grimston of Nidd. Both were shortly after condemned, Snow of treason as being a priest and Grimston of felony, for having aided and assisted him, and, it is said, having attempted to prevent his apprehension.

MLA Citation

  • John Wainewright. “Venerable Peter Snow”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 December 2018. Web. 10 May 2021. <>