About Pedro de Feria

Pedro de Feria was a Dominican priest and missionary to Mexico. He was born in Spain around 1524. He became a priest in 1545, and spent his life thereafter in study, writing, and church administration. His primary mission was to the Zapotec, and he composed the longest early book in the Zapotec language, Doctrina Cristiana en lengua Castellana y ├žapoteca. (1567). Feria also wrote a Nahuatl-language doctrina, and served as the Bishop of Chiapas before his death in 1588.