Blessed Antonio of Olmedo

detail of an Italian holy card of Blessed Antonio of Olmedo by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Mercedarian friar. Missionary in Chile, bringing many to Christianity and instilling a love of devotions. Founded the Mercedarian convent of Santa Maria in Valdivia, Chile. Contracted a fatal illness while working with plague victims.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Antonio of Olmedo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2016. Web. 4 March 2021. <>