1st December - Saint Edmund Campion - Independent Catholic News
1st December - Saint Edmund Campion - Independent Catholic News: Jesuit priest and martyr. Born around 1540, Campion was the son of a London bookseller and educated at Christ's hospital. He won a scholarship to St John's College Oxford in 1557 where he was a brilliant and popular student. When Queen Elizabeth I visited Oxford in 1566 he was chosen by the university as orator to welcome her. Edmund was ordained as an Anglican deacon in 1569, but openly expressed his uncertainty about his religious beliefs.