Blessed Juan de San Martín

Blessed Juan de San Martín

Juan de San Martín


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

Juan de San Martín (ca. 1550-1570) 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. San Martín, a novice scholastic from Spain, was wounded and then 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