St. Peter Wright was born in England in 1603 to a Protestant family. St. Peter converted to Catholicism and eventually became a priest and Jesuit. St. Peter served as a chaplain to English soldiers in the English Civil War. He was arrested in 1651 during Oliver Cromwell’s oppression of Catholics. St. Peter Wright was imprisoned and then martyred on May 19, 1651, in front of about 20,000 people.