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
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