Sunday, October 20, 2019

Blessed Juan de Zafra – Saint of the Day – July 15

Bl. Juan de Zafra Biography

Blessed Juan de Zafra Profile. Born: 16th century in Spain, Europe. Worked in Spain. 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 Juan de Zafra – Saint of the Day

Bl. Juan de Zafra Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

16th century

Country of Birth

Spain of Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Blesseds who were Not Married

Profession

Missionary

Place of Work

Spain

Date of Death

July 15 1570

Place of Death

thrown off the ship Santiago near Palma, Canary Islands

Feast Day

July 15

Beatification

Beatified by Pope Pius IX

Canonization

Canonized by N/A

Patron Saint of

N/A

Biography

Blessed Juan de Zafra, Jesuit novice and 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 in transit to Brazil. Drowned July 15, 1570, by being tossed off the ship Santiago close Palma, Canary Islands.

Blessed Juan de Zafra
Bl. Juan de Zafra