Monday, May 23, 2016

Franciscan Missionary martyrd for the faith in Morocco

St. John del Prado


Feastday: May 24
Death: 1636

Franciscan martyr of Morocco. He was born in Morgobresio, in Leon, Spain, and became a Franciscan of the Strict Observance. Volunteering in 1613 to go to Morocco, he was martyred there with two Franciscan companions on the orders of the ruler of Marrakesh. The ruler supposedly executed John personally.

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