Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Blessed William Ward – Saint of the Day – July 26

Blessed William Ward Biography

Blessed William Ward Profile. Born: 1560 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: July 26, 1641 in Tyburn, London, England. Feast Day is celebrated on July 26.

The Memorial of Blessed William Ward – Saint of the Day

Blessed William Ward 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 1560 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work England
Date of Death July 26, 1641
Place of Death Tyburn, London, England
Feast Day July 26
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius XI
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of N/A


Blessed William Ward Biography

Blessed William Ward, risen Protestant. Teacher. Traveled to Spain with a Catholic friend and joined the Church there. At home he converted his mother. Repeatedly imprisoned because he had expressed his faith. At the age of 40, he went to Belgium to study for the priesthood. Ordained. Took the name Father William Ward. Traveled to Scotland, where he was immediately imprisoned for three years. He worked for the next 30 years in and around London, secretly serving the Catholic population and the poor in general. Often imprisoned or banished. At some point betrayed by a priest hunter and thrown into Newgate prison. Martyrs and said, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, accept my soul!"