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Feastday: July 15
Death: 1570

Jesuit martyr who died with Blessed Ignatius de Azevedo and companions. Born at Braga, Portugal, he entered the Jesuits and set out with the other Jesuits for the East Indies. They were all slain by the Huguenot captain of the ship near the Canary Islands.

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