Saint Accursies of Morocco

Martyrs of MoroccoAlso known as

  • Accursius



Franciscan Friar Minor. Saint Francis of Assisi to evangelize the Moors of the West. He and his fellow missionaries preached in Italy, Aragon, Coimbra, Seville, and finally in Morocco, where they were banished and, upon their return, martyred.


  • 16 January 1220 in Morocco by being scourged till his ribs appeared bare, having burning oil and vinegar poured into the wounds, body rolled on sharp stones and potsherds, then his head split by a sword
  • relics were ransomed, and are now in the monastery of the Holy Cross in Coimbra, Portugal



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Accursies of Morocco“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 May 2020. Web. 20 April 2021. <>