New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Ignatius de Azevedo


  • Latin: igneus, fiery


Martyr, Jesuit missionary, born Oporto, Portugal, 1528; died 1570. With 39 companions he was martyred off Palma, Canary Islands, by Huguenot pirates. The forty martyrs were beatified 11 May 1854. Ignatius is represented standing on a ship’s deck, and holding up an image of the Blessed Virgin. Feast, 15 July.

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  • “Blessed Ignatius de Azevedo”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 July 2013. Web. 3 July 2020. <>