Saint Domingo Henares de Zafra Cubero

detail of painting of Saint Domingo Henares de Zafra Cubero, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Dominic Henares
  • Domingo Henares



Born to a poor family. Joined the Dominicans at the Santa Croce monastery in Granada, Spain in 1783. Missionary to the area of modern Vietnam, sailing on 29 September 1785 and arriving in the Philippines on 9 July 1786. While studying theology at the College of Saint Thomas in Manila, he was assigned to teach, as well. Priest, ordained on 18 September 1790. Chosen co-adjutor vicar apostolic, with Saint Ignatius Delgado, of Eastern Tonkin, Vietnam and titular bishop of Fez on 9 September 1800 by Pope Pius VII. Bishop of Phunhay, Vietnam in 1803. Arrested with Saint Francis Chieu at the beginning of the government persecutions of Christian missionaries. One of the Martyrs of Vietnam.






Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Domingo Henares de Zafra Cubero“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 June 2020. Web. 23 April 2021. <>