Blessed Adolphus of Tunis

Also known as

  • Adolfo



Mercedarian friar who in 1314 went to Tunis, Tunisia in North Africa to free Christian captives, working with Blessed James of Tunis and Blessed Arnaldo de Rossinol. On the trip home, their ship was captured by pirates and Adolphus was imprisoned. While in captivity he ministered to other prisoners and talked about Christ. His non-Christian jailers murdered him to stop it. Martyr.


  • Catalan (in modern Spain)


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Adolphus of Tunis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2017. Web. 31 July 2021. <>