Blessed Alonso de Baena

Blessed Alonso de Baena

Alonso de Baena


  • Death: 07/15/1570
  • Nationality (place of birth): Spain

Alonso de Baena (ca. 1539-1570) 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. Brother de Baena, a Spaniard, 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 Martyers for theCatholic Faith after Reformation

Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ