Book of Saints – Richard Thirkill

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(Blessed) Martyr (May 29) (16th century) A native of Durham who, when advanced in years, was ordained priest at Douai. His prayer had always been that he might die for Christ, and he won the Martyr’s crown a few years after his coming on the English mission. On hearing his sentence he exclaimed: “This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us be glad and rejoice therein.” He was executed with circumstances of great brutality at Tyburn (A.D. 1583).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Richard Thirkill”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 June 2017. Web. 22 January 2019. <>