Feast day: July 1st
When did St. Oliver Plunkett live: 1629 - 1681
St. Oliver Plunkett was born in 1629 to a noble Irish family. After his studies in Rome, he was ordained priest in 1654 and served as a teacher from 1657 until 1669, when he was named archbishop or Armagh and Primate of Ireland. He promoted catholicism even when the anti-christian laws were released. From 1674, he had limited himself to operate in secrecy. In 1681, he was caught and spoken guilty of treason. He was was brought to London and quartered.
Patronage: St. Oliver Plunkett is patron saint of Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Oliver Plunkett - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Oliver Plunkett is shown as an archbishop with miter, crosier, book and cross around his neck.