Mercedarian Martyrs of Damietta

detail of an Italian holy card of the Mercedarian Martyrs of Damietta by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Three Mercedarian lay knights who worked to ransom Christians enslaved by Muslims. During the 7th Crusade, a plague swept through the Christian army and these knights volunteered to work with the sick. During this work they were captured by Muslims and ordered to convert to Islam; they refused. They were tortured, taken to Damietta, Egypt where they were murdered for their faith. Martyrs.


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  • “Mercedarian Martyrs of Damietta“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 June 2015. Web. 15 June 2021. <>