Book of Saints – Richard – 7 February

detail of an Italian holy card of Saint Richard the King by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

(Saint) King (February 7) (8th century) He seems to have been an Anglo-Saxon chieftain or Under-King in Wessex, probably of part of Devonshire. He married a relation of Saint Boniface, the Apostle of Germany, and was the father of three Saints, Saints Willibald, Winebald and Walburga. He died at Lucca in Italy while on a pilgrimage to Rome (A.D. 722), and many miracles testified to his sanctity.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Richard”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 February 2017. Web. 14 December 2018. <>