Blessed Luis Bertrán

Blessed Luis BertránAlso known as

  • Luis Exarch



Relative of Saint Louis Bertrán. Joined the Dominicans at the convent of Santa Catalina in Barcelona, Spain in 1611. Priest. Missionary to the Philippines in 1618. Missionary to Japan in 1623; he worked the rest of his life in the Omura region. He brought many to the faith, especially working with Dominican tertiaries. During a period of persecution he hid from authorities in a leper colony, but was found and executed with Blessed Mancio de la Cruz, Blessed Pedro de Santa Maria and three of the patients who had given them shelter. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Luis Bertrán“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 November 2019. Web. 7 May 2021. <>