Brother Alphonsus de Peces


A member of the Spanish Province of Friars Preachers, is deservedly ranked as one of the great apostles of the Rosary. His sanctity, the fruit by which the true Rosarian is ever known, was so eminent as to evoke special praise from the general chapter of his Order held at Lisbon in 1618. From his Convent of Saint Mary, at Barbadillo, he traversed the whole region about, every where preaching the Rosary, founding Confraternities, erecting shrines to Our Lady of the Rosary at the street corners and the waysides, and distributing chaplets to the poor. After many years of such apostolic labors, he peacefully departed this life in his convent at Barbadillo (1610), and is there buried under the Rosary altar.

MLA Citation

  • The Rosary Magazine, February 1905. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2018. Web. 19 March 2019. <>