Son of Juan Ventaja and Palmira Milán. Educated at Sacro Monte Granada, and both the Collegio San Giuseppe and Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Priest, ordained in Rome in 1902. Chaplain, then church canon and then professor of moral theology at Sacro Monte Granada; member of the Academic Council at the Central Seminary of Granada. Bishop of Almería, Spain on 1 May 1935. Arrested by the anti–Catholic Popular Front forces in the Spanish Civil War, and executed for the crime of teaching Christianity. One of the Martyrs of Almeria killed during the Spanish Civil War.
- “Blessed Diego Ventaja Milán“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 July 2016. Web. 23 January 2017. <>