Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Blessed William Exmew – Saint of the Day – May 4 or June 19

Bl. William Exmew Biography

Bl. William Exmew Profile. Born: unknown in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 19 June 1535 in England. Feast Day is celebrated on May 4 or June 19.


The Memorial of Bl. William Exmew – Saint of the Day

Bl. William Exmew 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 Monks
Profession Monk
Place of Work England
Date of Death 19 June 1535
Place of Death England
Feast Day May 4 or June 19
Beatification Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on 9 December 1886
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of  
Blessed William Exmew
Blessed William Exmew

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed William Exmew studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Carthusian monk at the London Charterhouse and Vicar of the house, working with Blessed John Houghton. In 1534 he was Procurator of the house with his vicar was Blessed Humphrey Middlemore. The two were denounced as traitors for loyalty to the pope on 6 May 1535. They and Blessed Sebastian Newdigate were arrested and imprisoned in Marshalsea prison for several days, then transferred to the Tower of London. The three, with Blessed John Fisher, were tried for treason on June 11, 1535, and when they insisted that the pope was the head of the Church, were all condemned to death.