Blessed Francesco Matienzo

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Blessed Francesco Matienzo, by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Mercedarian friar who worked to free Christians held in slavery in Spain by Muslims; he freed 185 of them in 1371.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francesco Matienzo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 January 2020. Web. 7 May 2021. <>