Saint William of York

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Saint William of York, born around the year 1110, was the son of Count Herbert, treasurer to Henry I. He was elected archbishop of York in 1140. William’s election was challenged on the grounds of simony and unchastity. He was cleared by Rome, but later a new Pope suspended William, and in 1147 he was deposed as archbishop of York.

William then retired to Winchester where he led the austere life of a monk, practicing much prayer and mortification. Upon the death of his accusers, Pope Anastastius IV restored William his See and made him archbishop. William died in the year 1154.

After his death miracles were reported at his tomb, and in 1227 he was declared a saint. His Feast Day is June 8.

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  1. In my vision I seen a heavenly rosary, solid gold nuggets 1/2 inch prayer beads, the Our Father beads were 1 inch jewels of all kinds, a diamond and ruby at the top both 2 inches in a ruby cut, and the power of the rosary is beyond description, please pray the rosary to our Lady and she will ask The Lord for you and in His overwhelming kindness He will not refuse Her..

  2. O MARY CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN PRAY FOR US WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE AND PLEASE ALSO FOR THOSE FOR WHOM WE PRAY AMEN

  3. Oh, Saint William, my first cousin 25 times removed, please intercede for me that the Lord will give me the strength to endure my constant trials instead of complaining about them. Amen.

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