Blessed Denis of the Nativity

detail from a portrait of Blessed Denis of the Nativity by Spanish Carmelite Rafael Lopez-MelusAlso known as

  • Dionysius of the Nativity
  • Pierre Berthelot



Sailor from age twelve. Pilot-in-chief, cartographer, and cosmographer to the king of Portugal, and to the French court. Still a member of the royal court when he became a Discalced Carmelite in 1635 at Goa, India. With Blessed Redemptorus of the Cross, he travelled as a missionary to the king of Achin. He and his party were ambushed and martyred by Muslims.




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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Denis of the Nativity“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 November 2021. Web. 1 December 2021. <>