Jesuit missionary who spent four decades spreading the gospel in the wilderness of Alaska.
He entered the seminary at 13 years of age and at 17 he began his preparation to take the vows.
He became obsessed with Alaska during his studies and requested assignment there, refusing meanwhile an assignment to China and waiting for his chance.
He grew up in a farming family in Province of León, part of northwestern Spain.
Matteo Ricci was another prominent Jesuit missionary - he travelled to China, during his time a place as remote as Alaska was for Llorente.