Saturday, July 04, 2009

Saints for the 4th of July


The Chideock Martyrs, the blesseds John Cornelius (O'Mahoney), S.J., Patrick Salmon, John Carey, and Thomas Bosgrave were put to death for the Catholic faith in England in 1594. The first three were Irish, although living in England, and the fourth was an educated English gentleman.

Their story is briefly told here.

The picture shows a portion of the moat, all that remains of Chideock Castle.