Richard of Chichester, Saint

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One of the great Catholic Saints of England, Saint Richard de Wych was a man of deep Catholic prayer and devotion, outspoken against the abuses in the Catholic Church, especially among the Catholic clergy.
Saint Richard of Chichester:

One of the great Catholic Saints of England, Saint Richard de Wych was a man of deep Catholic prayer and devotion, outspoken against the abuses in the Catholic Church, especially among the Catholic clergy.

Famous for writing against married priests and for his strict statutes, Saint Richard won the favour of the Catholic people of England in the 13th century but not the King or any lax clergy! As a bishop he worked among the laypeople and gave the greatest examples of humility, devotion and prayer.

Saint Richard was an Oxford scholar, a deeply intelligent man whose former tutor was Saint Edmund of Abingdon. He was called to the Sacred Priesthood and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest after studying with the Dominicans. When he was elected Bishop of Chichester, King Henry III refused to accept him and forbade anyone to feed Saint Richard.

Unable to take up his seat in Chichester, Saint Richard spent some time with a friend in Tarring, West Sussex, cultivating figs while waiting to be permitted to take up his appointment and minister to the people. In his private life Saint Richard honoured the Passion of Christ and imitated our Lord by living a life of rigid frugality and temperance.

He wore a hair-shirt and refused to eat any meals off silver, keeping his diet very simple. He also fasted from meat since his days at Oxford. Saint Richard was merciless to usurers, corrupt clergy and especially to priests who mumbled when celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He also preached a Crusade and loved and respected the Dominican Order.

Saint Richard was buried in Chichester Cathedral and his Shrine became one of the greatest placed of pilgrimage in England, visited by people from abroad, with many miracle and cures recorded through his intercession. The Shrine of Saint Richard of Chichester was among many destroyed by King Henry VIII and the Protestant Reformation in their campaign against Saints and devotions.

Saint Richard is an important Saint for England and the Church, especially today.

Learn about the inspiring journey and life of Saint Richard of Chichester in this new DVD. Our film production style has been internationally praised for not only presenting information, details and facts about Saint Richard of Chichester but a prayerful and spiritual film experience.

Length and Format:

Saint Richard of Chichester film runs for 30 minutes and is available on Region Free DVD worldwide.

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