- Benito of the Virgin of Villar
Son of a village carpenter. Against his parent’s wishes, Benito entered the Passionist novitiate in Corella, Spain in 1913. He was not a great student, had trouble with the early studies at seminary, and became a brother in the Order. Cook and tailor for the Passionist house in Daimiel, Spain. Tailor and porter of a house in Santa Clara, Cuba in 1919. Assigned to Tacubaya, Mexico in 1922 but was recalled to Daimiel when anti–Catholic persecutions began in Mexico. Nurse and tailor in Zaragoza, Spain. Suffered from rheumatism. Known for his patience, humility and charity, especially with sick people. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.
- “Blessed Benito Solana Ruiz“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 July 2015. Web. 16 January 2017. <>