- 15 March
- 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
- 1 December as one of the Martyrs of Oxford University
Raised Protestant. Educated at Lincoln College, Oxford. Convert to Catholicism. Studied for the priesthood at Douai, Rheims, and Rome, Italy. Ordained in 1581, he returned to England to minister to covert Catholics. Betrayed by an apostate in the house of Saint Margaret Clitherow. Martyr.
The joy of this life is nothing; the joy of the after life is everlasting.” – Blessed William Hart
- “Blessed William Hart“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 March 2009. Web. 25 August 2016. <>