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John Ogilvie, was a Scottish Jesuit who was martyred in 1615. Ogilvie came from an aristocratic family dominated by Presbyterians, but managed to get himself educated on the Continent, first by the Benedictines and later by the Jesuits. Eventually he not only converted to Catholicism, he became a Jesuit priest, and begged his superiors to be assigned to Glasgow, to serve the shrinking Catholic community there. Ogilvie’s ministry only lasted several months, for he was caught, tortured, and executed in under a year from his arrival back in his homeland.

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