Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Blessed João Fernandes – Saint of the Day – July 15

Bl. João Fernandes Biography

Blessed João Fernandes Profile. Born: 1551 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 João Fernandes – Saint of the Day

Bl. João Fernandes Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death.

Date of Birth 1551 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

Biography

Blessed João Fernandes, Jesuit temporal-coadjutor missionary. Martyred by the Huguenot Jacques Sourie while on the way to Brazil. Among a band of forty Spanish, Portuguese and French Jesuit preachers martyred by the Huguenot privateer Jacques Sourie while on the way to Brazil. Drowned July 15, 1570, by being tossed off the ship Santiago close Palma, Canary Islands.

Blessed João Fernandes
Bl. João Fernandes