Book of Saints – Martyrs of Gorcum


MARTYRS OF GORCUM (Saints) (July 9) (16th century) Nineteen Catholics of holy life cruelly put to death (A.D. 1572) by the Protestants at Gorcum, near Dordrecht in Holland. Ten of them were Franciscan Friars, two Pre-monstratensians, one a Dominican, one a Canon Regular, four Secular priests, and one a layman. The savagery of the Dutch Calvinists is notorious; but one is appalled in reading the tortures, physical and moral, to which these nineteen Martyrs were subjected, before being hanged, the one charge against them being that they were faithful Catholics. They were canonised by Pope Pius IX (A.D. 1867).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Gorcum”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 July 2013. Web. 16 January 2019. <>