Bedevaartskerk H.H. Martelaren van Gorcum, Brielle

Bedevaartskerk H.H. Martelaren van Gorcum is located in Brielle. Plan your visit to Bedevaartskerk H.H. Martelaren van Gorcum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Brielle trip builder app .
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  • In the months of July and August you can visit this place of pilgrimage from 13.00 pm to 17.00 hours. This is the location where in 1572 19 clergy are suspended, because they did not wanted to take away their faith. More than 150 years ago, these clerics. There is a beautiful church. Behind the Church is the martyrs ' field, where the peat shed has stood where the clergymen are suspended. Around this field you will find the going, wherever you can pray the stations of the cross.
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  • Unfortunately the Church was closed. This was only open on request for groups. A pity that the Church is not open all day is also for individuals. Furthermore, there is nothing to do in the area.
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  • Beautiful pilgrimage church, impressive is also the martyrdom behind the church.
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  • Actually belongs to the St. Catherine Church, the great or village church of Brielle, also a bit of its counterpart, the pilgrimage church of h.h. martyrs of Gorkum, an admittedly not such an old (19th century) Church, but very beautiful and certainly worth a visit. The history of the martyrs of Gorcum took place at the time of the revolt against Spain. A struggle for independence, but there were also religious opinions ran through that hardened on the eve of the eighty years ' war. The iconoclastic hurtling in 1566 by the Netherlands. Alva in 1567 suggested the hated Council of troubles in which the rebels and iconoclasts severely judged. Brielle on april 1, 1572 was taken by the sea beggars, led by Lara. By this success got the rebellion in the northern Netherlands. Especially the clergy and the Catholic religion were the butt of the geuzen. Monasteries were closed. Priests and religious were murdered in different places, also in Brielle. Many of them were looking for a safe haven if the beggars were approaching. When the geuzen fleet on June 26/27 was a group of clergy, Gorcum captured. Were they tortured almost two weeks long, teased and tempted to renounce their faith. On July 5, they were transported by cargo barge to Brielle 1572 where Lara was waiting for them. At their company four priests came from other places. In total they were then with 23. eventually his 19 martyrs hung from the beams of the peat shed. In the 19th century the Catholics have bought land, built a wooden Chapel and a courtyard, known as the Martel field. Later there is a large stone church. On the martel field with a concrete edge the outlines of the peat shed. In the Church is a reliquary, a kind of Cabinet of copper with bones of these people. Draw people to this place for a long time to pray and the memory of these martyrs.
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