Blessed 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 vocationMemorial


Benedictine monk at Glastonbury Abbey. Educated at Cambridge. Ordained in 1501. Abbot of Glastonbury in 1525. Leader of his house when King Henry VIII seized Church property as part of his usurpation of religious power. Arrested for refusing to turn his abbey over to the king‘s men. Convicted of treason for remaining loyal to Rome. Martyr.




MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Richard Whiting“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 December 2019. Web. 13 June 2021. <>