Bento de Castro (ca.
1543-1570) 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. A Jesuit scholastic from Portugal, de Castro was the first
to be wounded and thrown 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 the Catholic Faith after Reformation
Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford,