Blessed Juan of Granada – Feast Day – May 25

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Blessed Juan of Granada was a Mercedarian born in the 14th century AD in Granada, Spain. He died as a martyr in 1428 in Granada, Spain. We celebrate his feast day on May 25 every year in the Catholic Church.

Blessed Juan of Granada Biography

Blessed Juan of Granada - Feast Day - May 25

Date of Birth 14th century AD
Place of Birth Granada, Spain
Profession Mercedarian
Place of Work Spain
Date of Death 1428
Place of Death Granada, Spain
Feast Day May 25
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Blessed Juan of Granada Life History

Bl Juan of Granada was the grandson of King Ismael of Granada and son of Ozmin Aben Adriz who were both converts from Islam. Juan studied in Salamanca, Spain then joined the Mercedarians in Valladolid, Spain.

Thereafter, for 13 years, he became the commander of the convent of Córdoba, Spain. In 1407 he became the Mercedarians provincial of Castile, Spain

In 1415 and 1427, Juan made several trips to North Africa to ransom Christians who had been enslaved by Muslims. On his last trip in 1428, he was captured, imprisoned, tortured, and executed in Granada, Spain by the Moors for refusing to deny Christianity

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