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Bartholomew of the Martyrs

(1514—1590)


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(1514–90),

Dominican theologian. Bartholomew Fernandez owes his name ‘of the martyrs’ to the church in which he was baptized. From 1559 to 1582 he was Bp. of Braga. At the Council of Trent he took part in drafting the decrees on the reform of the clergy. He was beatified in 2001. Feast day, 18 July.

Subjects: Christianity.


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