Book of Saints – William of Rochester

Saint William of RochesterArticle

(Saint) Martyr (May 23) (13th century) Said to have been a native of Perth in Scotland. He was a man of wonderful piety and charity, but was set upon and murdered while on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. The many miracles occurring at his tomb justified the clergy and people of Rochester in enshrining his remains as those of a Saint in their Cathedral. The century in which the holy man lived is somewhat uncertain; but A.D. 1201 is usually assigned as the date of his death.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “William of Rochester”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 June 2017. Web. 16 February 2019. <>