- Alvarus Garcia-Estevam
Member of the Knights of Santiago de Castilla. During the re-conquest of the Iberian peninsula from the Muslims by Christian forces, in a period of truce between the armies, Alvarus was allowed to leave the Portuguese camp to hunt. Near Tavira, Portugal, he and his companions were ambushed and killed by a Muslim force. Making a reprisal attack, the Portuguese army took the city of Tavira. Blessed Alvarus and his companions were considered to be martyrs as they died in an action defending the faith.
- 1242 outside Tavira, Faro, Portugal
- relics enshrined under the altar of Saint Barnabas in the Church of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels (modern Santa Maria do Castelo) in Tavria
- “Blessed Alvarus Garcia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2016. Web. 26 February 2017. <>