Born a slave and trained as a tailor. He early felt a call to the priesthood, but, being a slave, had to have special dispensation to enter seminarians, and was shunned by fellow seminarians and the parishioners of his first assignment in the diocese of Campanha, Brazil; his parishioners even refused to accept Communion from his hands. He persevered in his vocation, always patient, always forgiving, always dedicated to the faith and the priesthood, and eventually won the people over to the point that there were protests when the diocese considered transferring him to another parish.
- 14 November 2015 Pope Francis
- beatification celebrated at the parish of Nossa Senhora D’Ajuda, Três Pontas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
- “Blessed Francisco de Paula Victor“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2015. Web. 24 February 2017. <>