Jesuit Joseph de Anchieta declared saint today

Today, Joseph de Anchieta SJ was canonized. Below please find an excerpt on his life as hosted on Living Space (Sacred Space). You may click on the link to read more.

Blessed Joseph de Anchieta, Priest, Jesuit

José de Anchieta Llarena was born on 19 March 1534 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain, to a well-off family. His father, Juan López de Anchieta, was a landowner from Urrestilla, in the Basque country, who had escaped to Tenerife after taking part in a failed rebellion against King Charles V. His mother, Mencia Díaz de Clavijo y Llarena, a descendant of the conquerors of Tenerife, came from a Jewish family and was related to the family of Ignatius Loyola....


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