Book of Saints – Richard Whiting

portrait of Blessed Richard in stained glass, artist unknown; from the Saint Meinrad Abbey, Saint Meinrad, Indiana, USA; many thanks to Shawn Henderson; pray for Shawn's vocationArticle

(Blessed) Martyr (November 14) (16th century) The last Abbot of Glastonbury, where he presided over nearly one hundred Benedictine monks. They lived lives of such fervour and usefulness that even the Royal visitors sent by Henry VIII could find no fault with the community. But the holy Abbot steadfastly refused to subscribe the Oath of Royal Supremacy, and, on that account, was hanged in view of his own monastery (November 14,. A.D. 1539). With him suffered John Thorne and Robert James, monks of the Abbey.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Richard Whiting”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2016. Web. 7 December 2016. <>