Blessed Alvaro Mendes

Blessed Alvaro Mendes

Alvaro Mendes


  • Death: 05/23/1994
  • Nationality (place of birth): Spain

Alvaro Mendes 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. Mendes, a scholastic from Portugal, was thrown into the sea to die.

For more details of the story of this group, see the account listed under the name of Blessed Igácio de Azevedo.

Other Martyers for the Catholic Faith after Reformation

Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ