February 4 – Portuguese noble and favorite of the king, he strove to convert the nobility of India – and paid for it with his life

St. John de Brito Martyr, born in Lisbon, 1 March, 1647, and was brought up at Court, martyred in India 11 February, 1693. Entering the Society of Jesus at fifteen, he obtained as his mission-field Madura in southern India. In September, 1673, he reached Goa. Before taking up his work he spent thirty days in … Continue reading February 4 – Portuguese noble and favorite of the king, he strove to convert the nobility of India – and paid for it with his life