New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Ignatius de Azevedo

Derivation

  • Latin: igneus, fiery

Article

Martyr, Jesuit missionary, born Oporto, Portugal, 1528; died 1570. With 39 companions he was martyred off Palma, Canary Islands, by Huguenot pirates. The forty martyrs were beatified 11 May 1854. Ignatius is represented standing on a ship’s deck, and holding up an image of the Blessed Virgin. Feast, 15 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ignatius de Azevedo”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 July 2013. Web. 17 October 2017. <>