- Anthony Neyrot
Joined the Dominicans at the convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy as a young man. While travelling to preach in Naples, Italy, he was captured by Moorish pirates, he was taken to Tunis, Tunisia. He was initially treated pretty well, but his captors perceived him as arrogant for being sure of his faith and imprisoned him and gave him only bread and water. To escape, he renounced Christianity, began to study Islam, worked on a translation of the Koran, and even married. However, he apparently never completely lost his faith, was overcome with remorse, and after a few months he resumed his Dominican habit, found a priest, came back to the Church and publicly proclaimed himself a Christian. Martyr.
- stoned to death on 10 April 1460 in Tunis, Tunisia
- body returned to Rivoli, Italy by merchants travelling through the region
O God, you mercifully called blessed Anthony back to the light of the truth and received him as a glorious martyr; grant, we beseech you, that we may deny ourselves, taught by his bitter experience, and with him love you above all things. Through our Lord. – Dominicans
- “Blessed Antoine Neyrot“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 May 2016. Web. 25 August 2016. <>