The Martyrs of Gorcum

Today we recall the martyrdom of two Norbertine canons, SS Adrian Janssen and James Lacoup.

Adrian and James were both canons of Middleburg in Holland and parish priests at Munster. During the tumult of the reformation James had abandoned the Faith and gone over to the Protestants, but through the prayers of his father returned to the Church and to the Order.

They were hanged to death, together with other religious, on July 9th 1572 at the hands of the Presbyterians.

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