Father Alonzo de Barcena

Also known as

  • Apostle of Peru
  • Alonzo de Barcena


Entered the Jesuits in 1565. Studied in Paris, France. Missionary to Peru in 1577. He spoke eleven Indian languages, and composed grammars and catechisms in most of them.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Father Alonzo de Barcena“. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 August 2013. Web. 23 May 2019. <>