Blessed Damião Vaz

Also known as

  • Damian
  • Durão
  • Duram



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, Damião 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 Damião and his companions were considered to be martyrs as they died in an action defending the faith.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Damião Vaz“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2016. Web. 9 December 2021. <>