- 15 January
- 28 September (as one of the Martyrs of China)
- 6 November (as one of the Dominican Martyrs of the Far East)
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.
- “Saint Francis Ferdinand de Capillas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2017. Web. 27 February 2017. <>