Bl. Richard Bere Biography
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|
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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.