Ordained on 27 June 1858. Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo, Spain, and Titular Bishop of Areopolis on 28 January 1876. Bishop of Avila, Spain on 27 March 1882. Bishop of Madrid, Spain on 10 April 1886. Archbishop of Valencia, Spain on 6 October 1892. Elevated to Cardinal–Priest of San Pietro in Montorio on 18 May 1894 by Pope Leo XIII. Founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cardinal Sancha. Archbishop of Toledo, Spain and Patriarch of the West Indies on 24 March 1898. Participated in the conclave of 1903 that elected Pope Saint Pius X.
- 18 October 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI
- beatification recognition celebrated in the cathedral of Toledo, Spain, Archbishop Angelo Amato chief celebrant
- “Blessed Ciriaco María Sancha Hervás“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 April 2015. Web. 29 November 2015. <>