New Catholic Dictionary – 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 vocationArticle

Last Abbot of Glastonbury; martyr. Born c.1460; died in 1539 at Tor Hill, Glastonbury, England. He was ordained in 1501, and elected abbot in 1525. He was hanged with John Thome and Roger James for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy. Beatified in 1895.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Richard Whiting”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 26 February 2021. <>