Blessed James of Tunis

Also known as

  • Giacomo



Mercedarian friar who in 1314 went to Tunis, Tunisia in North Africa to free Christian captives, working with Blessed Adolphus of Tunis and Blessed Arnaldo de Rossinol. On the trip home, their ship was captured by pirates and James was imprisoned. While in captivity he ministered to other prisoners and talked about Christ. His non-Christian jailers murdered him to stop it. Martyr.


  • Catalan (in modern Spain)


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed James of Tunis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2017. Web. 29 November 2021. <>