Blessed Francis Galvez

Also known as

  • Francisco Gálvez Iranzo

Memorial

Profile

Joined the Franciscan Friars Minor in 1591. Missionary to Manila, Philippines in 1609. Missionary to Japan in 1612. Forced to return to Manila in 1614 due to the persecutions in Japan. In 1618 he dyed his skin, assumed a disguise, and returned to evangelize Japan. He worked there for several years before being captured and martyred.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Jerome, contact
       Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan
       2-10-10 Shiomi Koto-ku
       Tokyo 135-8585, JAPAN

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francis Galvez“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 December 2013. Web. 24 April 2014. <>