Blessed Rudolph Aquaviva

detail of an illustration of Blessed Rudolph Aquaviva on an antique holy card, artist unknownMemorial


Fifth child of the Duke of Atri. Nephew of Claudius Acquaviva, 5th General of the Jesuits. Cousin of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. Joined the Jesuits on 2 April 1568. Missionary to the East Indies, reaching Goa, India on 13 September 1578. At the request of the Great Mogul Adbar, he evangelized the Mogul court and the region around Agra for three years. Superior of the Salcete mission. One of the Martyrs of Cuncolim.





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  • “Blessed Rudolph Aquaviva“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 December 2018. Web. 20 April 2021. <>