Bl. Vincent de Cunha
Feastday: January 12
Vincent de Cunha, Blessed (d. 1737) + Jesuit martyr of Vietnam. He arrived inVietnam in 1736 and worked only one year be-fore being arrested. He was martyred with two
companions and Blessed Gaspard.
Blesseds Vincent da Cunha, SJ MM (AC)
John Gaspard Cratz
Bartholomew Alvarez and
Died in Tonkin (Vietnam) in 1737. These Jesuits were sent to the Kingdom of Tonkin together as missionaries in 1736. Together they were arrested in March 1736 and
were beheaded there for the faith the following year. Bartholomew Alvarez (born near Braganza, Portugal) joined the Jesuits at Coimbra in 1723. Emmanuel d'Abreu (born
at Arouca, Portugal, in 1708) entered the order in 1724. John Gaspard Cratz (born at Duren near Cologne, Germany), entered the Jesuits at Macao in 1730. Vincent da
Cunha was another Jesuit cleric sent from Portugal to evangelize Tonkin. They were not there long before they were martyred (Benedictines).