Book of Saints – Ignatius Azevedo and Others


(July 15) (Blessed) Martyrs (16th century) Forty missionaries to Brazil, members of the Society of Jesus, whose ship was taken by another commanded by a bigoted Calvinist. In disposing of his prisoners, he gave the order: “As for the Jesuits, kill them without mercy. They are going to Brazil to disseminate false doctrines.” The Martyrs were thereupon butchered pitilessly (A.D. 1570). The detailed account published is from the pen of an eye-witness.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ignatius Azevedo and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 September 2013. Web. 20 September 2020. <>