TERONGI, RAPHAEL BENITO:
Martyr. He, his teacher Raphael Valls, and his sister Catalina Terongi were together publicly burned as "Judios impenitentes" at the auto da fé held in Palma, Majorca, May 6, 1691. As soon as the victims beheld the flames they tried with all their power to escape the fetters, in which effort Raphael Terongi finally succeeded, immediately flinging himself upon the pyre. Catalina implored pitifully to be saved from the flames, though she was not able to bring herself to utter the name of Jesus. According to a report of James Stanhope (who was an eye-witness of this and other autos da fé held in Palma) to his father in Madrid, the victims were, in most cases, wealthy and the owners of magnificent dwelling-houses.
- Spain Under Charles II. pp. 12 et seq.;
- Garan, La Fe Triumfante, in A. de Castro, Judios en España, p. 215;
- Kayserling, Geschichte der Juden in Spanien, i. 187;
- idem, Ein Feiertag in Madrid, p. 45.