Blessed Pedro de Fontoura

Blessed Pedro de Fontoura

Pedro de Fontoura


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

Pedro de Fontoura 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 native of Portugal, Brother de Fontoura was wounded before being thrown overboard to perish in 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, SJ