Saint John of Cologne

[Saint John of Cologne]Also known as

  • John Heer
  • Jan….
  • Johannes….

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Joined the Dominicans in Cologne, Germany, though the persecutions of the time made it impossible for him to wear his habit. Parish priest of Horner, Netherlands. When he heard of the arrest and abuse of Catholics in Gorkum, Nederlands, he visited them in prison, smuggling in the Eucharist. When he was discovered to be a priest he was arrested, and tortured. He was offered his freedom if he would deny the authority of the pope over the Church; he declined. One of the Gorkum Martyrs.

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  • “Saint John of Cologne“. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 July 2014. Web. 22 September 2014. <>