Studied at Rheims, France. Ordained in September 1587. Returned to England in 1588 to minister to covert Catholics. Arrested in Clerkwenwell, England in December 1591 at a private home where he was saying Mass. He was condemned to death for the crime of priesthood. While in awaiting his execution, he ministered to other prisoners, and converted six of them to Catholicism.
- “Blessed William Patenson“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2013. Web. 10 October 2015. <>