Aleixo Delgado was en route
to Brazil as a missionary when he was captured by Calvinist corsairs and
martyred, along with 39 other Jesuits led by Father Igácio de Azevedo. Delgado,
a novice scholastic from Portugal, was wounded and thrown alive into the sea.
For more details of the story of this group, see the account listed under the name of Blessed Igácio de Azevedo.
Other Martyersfor the Catholic Faith after Reformation
Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ