Blessed Alfonso de Meneses

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Beati Alfonso De Maneses e Dionisio de Vilaregut; swiped with permission from the Santini Imagini web siteAlso known as

  • Alphonse de Meneses



Born to the nobility. Mercedarian friar at the convent of San Eulalia, Montpellier, France. Exceptionally pious, even for a man in religious life. In 1239 he worked with Blessed Dionisio de Vilaregut to rescue prisoners in the cities of Jativa and Granada; together they freed 316 people held as slaves by the Moors.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Alfonso de Meneses“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 January 2016. Web. 9 December 2021. <>