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.
- an area that would become modern Mexico, of natural causes
- “Blessed Juan de Las Varillas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 July 2016. Web. 23 January 2017. <>