Gorkum, the Martyrs of

Gorkum, the Martyrs of the name given in the Roman Catholic Church to nineteen monks and priests of Dordrecht who had fled to Gorkum, were captured at the conquest of that town by the Gueux in 1572, and hung. On account of pretended miracles wrought by their relics, Pope Clement X, in 1674, allowed them to be venerated in Holland. In 1867 they were canonized by Pius IX. (A.J.S.)

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