Matthew Lambert, a baker and sailors, Robert Meyler, Edward Cheevers and Patrick Cavanagh were hung, drawn and quartered for their Catholic Faith, on 5th July 1581.


Father in Heaven, you stir up men and women in every age to witness to your truth. Our Faith is built on you as a rock. The Wexford Martyrs sealed their faith with their life’s blood. Give us courage and strength to follow their example and to witness to your truth in everything we think, do or say. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Risen Lord for ever and ever. Amen.