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Portugal
Borba
(fr. de São Bartolomeu)
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Alentejo

Rua de São Bartolomeu

Beato Domingos Fernandes de Borba

Borba 1551 - Atlantic Ocean 1571
Jesuit, one of the 40 Martyrs of Brazil
António Inácio Pereira Anselmo
2012

Borba /  Beato Domingos Fernandes de Borba   Borba /  Beato Domingos Fernandes de Borba

Description

Marble statue of Domingos Fernandes, one of the 40 Martyrs of Brazil (also Blessed Ignatius of Azevedo and 39 companions). They were martyred by Calvinist pirates off the Canary Islands as they went as missionaries to Brazil. Many of them were thrown alive into the sea and drowned, some already dead were also thrown into the sea. Their bodies were lost in the sea, none having been rescued from the waters.

Inscription(s)

BEATO DOMINGOS FERNANDES DE BORBA
Jesuíta e Mártir do Brasil
* 1551 (Borba)
† (mar das Canárias)

"... da mesma maneira arrebataram, e deram de punhaladas ao Irmão
Domingos Fernandez e assim meio vivo meio morto o lançaram ao mar".

Signature

freguesia s. bartolomeu
municipio de borba
paróquias de borba

feita por
antónio inacio
pereira anselmo

15 Julho 2012

Borba - Beato Domingos Fernandes de Borba

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 38°48'19" - W 7°27'34")

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