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St John of Cologne

"O God, who didst crown with the wreath of immortality the strife of Thy blessed Martyrs, John and his companions, for the faith, mercifully grant that, fighting here on earth, we may likewise …More
"O God, who didst crown with the wreath of immortality the strife of Thy blessed Martyrs, John and his companions, for the faith, mercifully grant that, fighting here on earth, we may likewise deserve, through their merits and after their example, to be crowned with them in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen." Detail from the family tree of St Dominic, a monumental painting, c.1766 in the church of Santa Domingo in San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife. 9 July is the feast of the 19 Martyrs of Gorkum, among whom is the Dominican, John of Cologne.

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