Thursday, October 1, 2020

Blessed William Richardson – Saint of the Day – February 27

Bl. William Richardson Biography

Blessed William Richardson Profile. Born: N/A in the United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 27 February 1603 in Tyburn, London, England. Feast Day is celebrated on February 27.

The Memorial of Blessed William Richardson – Saint of the Day

Blessed William Richardson Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth The United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Missionary
Place of Work England
Date of Death 27 February 1603
Place of Death Tyburn, London, England
Feast Day February 27
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI on 15 December 1929
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of N/A


Bl. William Richardson grew up in the area of Sheffield in England. He studied at Rheims, France and then the English College in Valladolid, France. He also studied at the College of Saint Gregory in Seville, Spain from 1592 to 1594. William was then ordained a priest in 1594 and returned to England to minister to convert Catholics hiding under the name William Anderson.

He was then betrayed by a friend to the authorities, arrested and condemned to death for the crime of priesthood. He was the last martyr of the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I and prayed for the just before he died.

Bl. William Richardson
Bl. William Richardson

Daily Catholic Readings App Download