St Richard was born at Llandiloes in Montgomeryshired, Wales. He was well educated, studying at Cambridge and Oxford and he went on to become a schoolmaster in Wales. St Richard married and had six children; he was later arrested for being Catholic. He was hung drawn and quartered in 1584 and was considered the protomartyr of Wales.
we give thanks for the life of
St Richard Gwyn and are moved by
his bravery to stand up for his faith
and the Catholic Church.
We pray that we too can be inspired,
by his mission to become disciples of our time.
We ask this through Christ your Son, Our Lord.
St Richard Gwyn… Pray for us.