Blessed Esteban Zuraire

Blessed Esteban Zuraire

Esteban Zuraire


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

Esteban Zuraire 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 Zuraire, a Spaniard, was thrown alive into the sea.

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

Other Martyrs for the Catholic Faith after Reformation

Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ