Juan de Castillo (Jesuit)

Juan de Castillo (14 September 1595 – 17 November 1628) was a Jesuit priest and missionary, and a martyr-saint of the Catholic Church. A Spaniard, he was one of the first to labor at the Jesuit reductions in Paraguay.

Saint Juan de Castillo
Saints Juan de Castillo, Roque González, and Alfonso Rodríguez, Jesuit martyrs at Paraguay. Painting at Belmonte Collegiate, where Juan del Castillo was born.
Born(1595-09-14)14 September 1595
Belmonte, Cuenca
Died17 November 1628(1628-11-17) (aged 52)
Beatified28 January 1934
Canonized16 May 1988 by John Paul II
Major shrineCaibaté
Feast17 November[1]
AttributesMartyr-saint