Navarrette, Alonzo

Navarrette, Alonzo a Spanish missionary, who was decapitated in Japan, June 1, 1617. He joined the Dominicans of Valladolid, and was sent as missionary to Japan. He departed with several of his colleagues in, 1594, and made many proselytes. His success troubled the Japanese priests, who denounced him to the cobo. Navarrette was brought to trial. It was proved that the missionaries were seeking to produce a change in the state; and the first of his order, Navarrette, was condemned to be beheaded. We have of his works, Epistola ad fratres ordinis in Japonis, and several other letters to the Dominican missionaries in Japan. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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