Bl. Thomas Alfield, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr.
Bl. Thomas Alfield, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. While raised as an Anglican, he eventually was converted to Catholicism and left England to study for the priesthood at Douai and Reims, France, receiving ordination in 1581. Returning to England, he was soon arrested while handing out copies of the polemic True and Modest Defence by Dr. Allen. Condemned, he was hanged at Tyburn. Feastday July 6