Father John Almeida

Also known as

  • John Meade


Jesuit missionary. Spiritual student of Saint José de Anchieta. John changed his name on being adopted by a Portuguese family whom he accompanied to Brazil, where he became a Jesuit and spent his life in missionary labors among Indian cannibal tribes. He was famous for his austerities.



MLA Citation

  • “John Almeida”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2019. Web. 5 March 2021. <>