New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed John Beche

stained glass window of Blessed John at Saint Meinrad Abbey, Saint Meinrad, Indiana; much thanks to Novice Shawn Henderson; pray for Shawn's vocation and novitiateArticle

(Thomas Marshall) Martyred 1539, Abbot of Saint Werburgh, Chester, England, and of Saint John’s, Colchester, England. He was educated at Oxford, and received his degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1515. In 1534 he took the Oath of Supremacy, but later incurred the king’s resentment by expressing admiration for the martyrs, Blessed John Fisher and Blessed Thomas More. After a trial for treasonable utterances, he was convicted and executed. Beatified, 1895.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John Beche”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2018. Web. 20 September 2020. <>