Saints of the Day – Blessed Jermyn Gardiner, John Larke and John Ireland

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Died 1544; the first two were beatified in 1886; Ireland in 1929. Blessed Jermyn (German) was educated at Cambridge. He became secretary to Stephen Gardiner, bishop of Winchester, and was executed at Tyburn near London with John Larke and John Ireland for denying the royal supremacy.

These last two were secular priests. John Larke was rector of Saint Ethelburga’s Bishopsgate, then of Woodford, Essex, and finally of Chelsea, to which he was nominated by Saint Thomas More.

John Ireland, after being chaplain to the same saint, was made rector of Eltham, Kent (Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 May 2020. Web. 21 October 2021. <>