BLESSED William RICHARDSON was born in Wales and grew up near Sheffield in the county of Yorkshire. He was admitted as pupil at the English College, VALLADOLID, and afterwards to the College of St. Gregory in Seville. He was ordained a priest in 1594. Condemned to death for being a priest, he was stripped, hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn (London) on the 17th of February 1603.

Pope Pius XI beatified him on the 15th of December 1929.



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May Our Lady Vulnerata and

all our Martyr Saints

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that our students and benefactors,

past and present,

may be helped and saved

by Him.