Saint Francis Ferdinand de Capillas

detail of a Saint Francis Ferdinand de Capillas holy card, date and artist unknownMemorial

Profile

Joined the Dominicans in Valladolid, Spain. Ordained in Manila, Philippines in 1631. Missionary and parish priest in Cagayan, Philippines. Missionary to China for several years. He made so many converts in Fu-kien that local officials arrested him as a spy. Accused of espionage, political intrigue, witchcraft, disregarding ancestor worship and anything else they could think of, and then tortured; he converted several of his jailers to Christianity. Considered the proto-martyr of the Martyrs of China.

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Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Francis Ferdinand de Capillas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 June 2016. Web. 28 August 2016. <>