Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Richard, Bishop of Andria and Confessor


Bishop of Andria in Apulia, in the province of Bari. All authors agree that he was an Englishman, and was made by the pope first bishop of Andria, Ughelli says in 492; but he finds no other bishop of that see before the eighth century; nor does it seem probable that Saint Richard could be more early, the English not being converted before the year 600. His name is clearly English, or at least Teutonic, in which language it signifies Rich Heart. He was illustrious for miracles and his eminent sanctity.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Richard, Bishop and Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 June 2013. Web. 20 September 2021. <>