Friday, July 04, 2008

The Chideock Martyrs

July 4th is also the feast of the martyrs of Chideock Castle. Blessed Fr John Cornelius, S.J. (whose surname was probably O'Mahoney) and three lay companions, Blesseds Patrick Salmon, John Carey, and Thomas Bosgrave, were executed this day in Dorchester for their Catholic faith. Salmon and Carey were actually Dublin men and Fr Cornelius was born of Irish parents. There is more about them here.