New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Rudolph Acquaviva

detail of an illustration of Blessed Rudolph Aquaviva on an antique holy card, artist unknownArticle

Missionary Born on 2 October 1550 in Atri, Italy; martyred on 25 July 1583 in Cuncolim, India. A nephew of Claudius Acquaviva. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1568, and arrived at Goa, India in 1578. He spent three years at the court of the Great Mogul. While preparing the site of a new church, he was slain with several companions. Beatified on 16 April 1893.

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  • “Blessed Rudolph Acquaviva”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2017. Web. 18 February 2019. <>