St. John de Britto

Dates: 1647–1693
Feast: Feb. 4
Image Source: Content from the Wikipedia article John de Brito

John was a native of Lisbon, Portugal, who became a missionary in India. The great men of India had no interest in converting from Hinduism. John learned their customs and traditions, even dressing the way they did. He slowly won their trust by his respect for them. They were willing to listen to him talk about Jesus, and some of them converted.