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Blessed Mathew Lambert was a baker living in Wexford town who was hanged, drawn and quartered in 1581 AD for his refusal to swear the Oath of Supremacy and for his involvement in transporting Catholic priests and laymen out of Ireland. He was friends with the sailors Blesseds Patrick Kavanagh, Robert Meyler and Edward Cheevers. Together with them he helped organize the safe passage of Catholics out of Ireland. Matthew was arrested and imprisoned. He apparently said to his captors when they tried to debate with him about religion ''I am not a learned man, I am unable to debate with you but I believe whatever our holy mother the Catholic Church believes.'' Matthew along with his three companions were tortured and finally hanged, drawn and quartered in Wexford town on 5 November 1581 AD. His feast day is June 20.

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