Blessed Francis Galvez

Also known as

  • Francisco Gálvez Iranzo

Memorial

Profile

Joined the Franciscan Friars Minor in 1591. Missionary to Manila, Philippines in 1609. Missionary to Japan in 1612. Forced to return to Manila in 1614 due to the persecutions in Japan. In 1618 he dyed his skin, assumed a disguise, and returned to evangelize Japan. He worked there for several years before being captured and martyred.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francis Galvez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 April 2015. Web. 7 May 2015. <>