Saints of the Day – Matthew Alonso Leziniana, O.P., Martyr


Born at Navas del Rey (diocese of Valladolid), Spain; died in Tonkin in 1745; beatified in 1906 (possibly canonized in 1988?). After his profession as a Dominican and ordination as a priest, Blessed Alonzo was sent to the Philippines and, like Blessed Francis Gil, then on to Tonkin. Though he was a fugitive for 13 years, he managed to minister faithfully, though furtively, to the native Christians until his own beheading (Benedictines, Farmer).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2021. Web. 16 October 2021. <>