Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two Godfreys, 17 others, martyrs for the faith in Holland

St. Godfrey

Image of St. Godfrey


Feastday: July 9
Death: 1572

Two martyrs of the same name: Godfrey of Duynen, and Godfrey of Merville, both hanged by Calvinists. Godfrey of Duynen was a priest and former rector, and Godfrey of Merville was a member of the Franciscan house at Gorkum, Holland. They were hanged at Briel and are honored among the Martyrs of Gorkum

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