Blessed Pedro of Santa Maria

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Blessed Pedro of Santa Maria and Blessed Simone de Lara, by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Mercedarian friar at the convent of Seville, Spain. With Blessed Simone de Lara, he was sent to north Africa where he ransomed many Christians who were enslaved by Muslims. While en route home to Spain, the friars were captured by Moorish pirates, and when they refused to renounce Christianity, they were thrown overboard. Martyr.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Pedro of Santa Maria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2020. Web. 13 May 2021. <>