Edèse Goormachtigh

Dottignies 09.04.1843 - Liège 27.04.1920

Edezius Goormachtigh, son of Eugène Goormachtigh, municipal secretary, and Natalie Dieryck, was the brother of the musicologst Louis Goormachtigh. He studied at the minor seminar in Roeselare (1857-1862), and was ordained priest in 1867. On September 28th,1863 he entered the Dominicans. From 1871 he worked as a missionary in Mosoel (Iraq), nowadays Al Mawsil.

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