Blessed Juan de Las Varillas

Memorial

Profile

Mercedarian friar. Missionary. Counselor and chaplain to Hernán Cortés during the expedition to Honduras in 1524. Though he was unable to establish a serious foothold for the Mercedarians in the Americas, Juan did bring many Aztecs to Christianity.

Born

Died

  • an area that would become modern Mexico, of natural causes
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Juan de Las Varillas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 July 2016. Web. 10 December 2016. <>