Blessed Juan Vargas

detail of an antique holy card of Blessed Juan Vargas by Bertoni, date unknownMemorial


Mercedarian missionary to the Americas, arriving in Peru in 1537. Avid and successful evangelist and administrator. He convened a regional missionary assembly in Cusco in November 1556 to better organize and administer the stations, and helped establish the first Mercedarian province in the Americas. Martyr.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Juan Vargas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 April 2021. Web. 13 June 2021. <>