Blessed Beltrão de Caia

Also known as

  • Bertrand
  • Beltrán
  • Boceiro de Coja



Member of the Knights of Santiago de Castilla. During the re-conquest of the Iberian peninsula from the Muslims by Christian forces, in a period of truce between the armies, Beltrão was allowed to leave the Portuguese camp to hunt. Near Tavira, Portugal, he and his companions were ambushed and killed by a Muslim force. Making a reprisal attack, the Portuguese army took the city of Tavira. Blessed Beltrão and his companions were considered to be martyrs as they died in an action defending the faith.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Beltrão de Caia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2016. Web. 9 December 2021. <>