Saint Gundisalvus Garcia

[Saint Gundisalvus Garcia]
Also known as

  • Gonsalo Garcia
  • Gonsalvo Garzia
  • Gonzalo Garcia
  • Gonçalo Garcia

Memorial

Profile

His father was a Portugese soldier and immigrant to India, his mother an Indian convert. Gundisalvus grew up a Christian, and served as a lay catechist, working for the Jesuits. Successful businessman in Japan and Macao. Became an Alcantarine Franciscan lay brother in Manila in the Philippines in 1591. Returned to Japan with Saint Peter Baptist to act as interpreter. He stuttered when speaking Portuguese, but when arrested for his faith, he was flawless in Japanese when facing his judges. One of the Martyrs of Nagasaki.

Born

Died

Beatified

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gundisalvus Garcia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 January 2014. Web. 25 October 2014. <>