Book of Saints – Alphonsus Rodriguez

painting 'Vision of Alonso Rodriquez', by Francisco de Zurbarán, Museo de la Academia de San Fernando, MadridArticle

(Saint) Confessor (October 30) (17th century) A well-to-do Spanish merchant, who, on losing his wife and two children, joined the Society of Jesus as a lay-brother, and for thirty years served as porter in a Jesuit College in the Island of Majorca. He was enriched by God with many wonderful supernatural gifts, but was chiefly remarkable for his exceeding patience and humility. He died A.D. 1617 at the age of eighty-six, and many miracles have been wrought in favour of those who have invoked him.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Alphonsus Rodriguez”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 May 2012. Web. 24 September 2020. <>