Blessed Juan de Mayorga

Blessed Juan de Mayorga

Juan de Mayorga


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

Juan de Mayorga (ca. 1533-1570) 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. Mayorga, a novice brother from Navarre, 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