Monday, October 29, 2012

The Martyrs of Douai in London

In the Archdiocese of Westminster in London, today is the feast of the Martyrs of Douai College which was transplanted from the Spanish Netherlands to London. According to the website for Allen Hall:

Between 1577, the date of the martyrdom of St Cuthbert Mayne, the college’s protomartyr, and 1680, the date of the execution of Thomas Thwing, the college’s last martyr, one hundred and fifty eight college members, priests and laymen, secular and religious, met with a martyr’s death.

Here is a list of the martyrs. More on the protomartyr, St. Cuthbert Mayne, here.

If all goes well, my husband and I will be in London today, riding the Chunnel from Paris!

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