Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The Chideock Martyrs

The 4th of July is -- among other things -- the feast day of the Blessed Martyrs of Chideock Castle. Fr John Cornelius, S.J. (also called Mohun but whose real name appears to have been O'Mahony), and the laymen John Terrence Carey, Patrick Salmon, and Thomas Bosgrave were martyred for the faith on this day in 1594. They are all listed amongst the English martyrs but John Carey and Patrick Salmon were Dublin men and Fr Cornelius was born of Irish parents in Cornwall.
Their story can be found here.

The image shows a bit of the moat, all that remains of Chideock Castle.