Blessed Hugh Faringdon

photograph of a stained glass window of Saint Hugh from the Saint Meinrad Abbey, Saint Meinrad, Indiana, USA; thanks to Shawn Henderson; pray for his vocationAlso known as

  • Hugh Cook
  • Hugh Farrington

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Abbot in Reading, England in 1520. Royal chaplain, member of Parliament, and close friend of King Henry VIII. When Henry split with Rome and ordered the dissolution of religious houses, Hugh refused to surrender his abbey. He was convicted of treason, and martyred.

Born

  • in Faringdon, Berkshire, England as Hugh Cook

Died

Beatified

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Hugh Faringdon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2016. Web. 26 July 2016. <>