Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Blessed Richard Bere – Saint of the Day – May 4 or August 9

Bl. Richard Bere Biography

Bl. Richard Bere Profile. Born: unknown in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 9 August 1537 in England. Feast Day is celebrated on May 4 or August 9.


The Memorial of Bl. Richard Bere – Saint of the Day

Bl. Richard Bere 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 unknown
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Married
Profession Abbot and Monk
Place of Work England
Date of Death 9 August 1537
Place of Death England
Feast Day May 4 or August 9
Beatification Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on 20 December 1886
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of  
Blessed Richard Bere
Blessed Richard Bere

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Richard Bere was a nephew to Richard Bere, abbot of Glastonbury. He was studied at the Glastonbury Abbey school and then Oxford. Bl. James Walworth refused an arranged marriage and study law at the Chancery in London. In 1523 he abandoned the law and became a Carthusian choir monk at the London Charterhouse. Bl. James Walworth was imprisoned and murdered with several of his brothers for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy acknowledging King Henry VIII as head of the Church. 


He was starved to death on August 9, 1537, in Newgate prison, London, England.