Friday, July 10, 2020

Blessed Francisco Alvares – Saint of the Day – July 15

Bl. Francisco Alvares Biography

Blessed Francisco Alvares Profile. Born: 1539 AD in Portugal, Europe. Worked in Portugal. Died: July 15 1570 in thrown off the ship Santiago near Palma, Canary Islands. Feast Day is celebrated on July 15.
The Memorial of Blessed Francisco Alvares – St. of the Day

Bl. Francisco Alvares Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death.

Date of Birth 1539 AD
Country of Birth Portugal of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Bl.s who were Not Married
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Portugal
Date of Death July 15 1570
Place of Death thrown off the ship Santiago near Palma, Canary Islands
Feast Day July 15
Beatification Pope Pius IX
Canonization N/A
Patron Saint of N/A


Blessed Francisco Alvares, Jesuit friar. A missionary. Martyred by the Huguenot Jacques Sourie while in transit to Brazil. Among a band of forty Spanish, Portugese and French Jesuit evangelists martyred by the Huguenot privateer Jacques Sourie while on the way to Brazil. Drowned on July 15, 1570 by being tossed off the ship Santiago close Palma, Canary Islands.

Blessed Francisco Alvares
Bl. Francisco Alvares