Bl. João Fernandes Biography
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|
|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|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
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.