For about a year, Brito traveled through the country he knew so well, and was able to see his friends again before leaving for his final mission. Once again among the Indians, the missionary had found happiness, as he himself recognized in a letter dated April 20, 1692.
Heroes of the Catholic Faith in the East: João de Brito’s second departure to India – 11
Having missed the departure of his ship to India, Joao boarded two smaller vessels to chase the ocean-bound fleet. It was in this, somewhat, ridiculous way that João de Brito definitively left Portugal.
Heroes of the Catholic Faith in the East: Brito gets funds for his mission in the Portuguese court – 10
In Portugal, João de Brito was able to attract people and funds to his mission. While at court, he led the King of Portugal D. Pedro II to increase the income he sent annually to the Madurai mission and also received various donations.