St. John Jones was from Wales in the UK. He was a priest and was sent to jail many times for his Catholic Faith. At age 60, he joined the Franciscans and three years later, he went back to England where Queen Elizabeth 1, who envied Catholics, was at full power during her reign. John aided Catholics along the English countryside until he was sent to prison in 1596. Soon, he was sentenced to death by hanging. St. John Jones died on July 12, 1598.
St. John Wall was born in England and educated in Douai, Belgium. He was ordained a priest in Rome in 1648 and entered the Franciscans of Douai a few years later. In 1656, John Wall returned to England to minister to other Catholic Priests in England. After many years of his work, he was arrested and blamed for plotting to kill the king and soon executed.
O Saints John Jones and John Wall, teach us to be strong in faith and ardent in love like you. Pray for all the people in the world who are being persecuted for their faith in God so that they can proclaim the good news of the Bible all over the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.