Saint Luke Kirby



Educated at Cambridge University in England. Converted to Catholicism in Louvain, France. Seminarian at Douai College in 1576. Ordained at Cambrai, France in September 1577. Took the oath of the English College in Rome, Italy on 23 April 1579. Returned to England to minister to covert Catholics. When he arrived in Dover in June 1580 he was arrested for the crime of being a priest. Transferred to the Tower of London on 4 December 1580. Tortured. Condemned to death on 17 November 1581, he spent several more months in prison, the last few weeks in chains. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.





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  • “Saint Luke Kirby“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 January 2019. Web. 15 June 2021. <>