Blessed Federico López y López

Blessed Federico López y López, date and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Alfonso López y López
  • Brother Alfonso
  • Father Alfonso



Worked at a number of jobs and positions as a young adult, all the while feeling a call to religious life. In 1906 he finally said yes, and joined the Franciscan Friars Minor Conventual at their convent in Granollers, Spain. Studied at the Franciscan seminary in Granollers, and then in Osimo, Italy where he made his solemn profession in 1911, taking the name Alfonso. Ordained a priest in 1911. Apostolic penitentiary confessor at the Shrine of Loreto from 1912 to 1915. Teacher, spiritual director and novice master at the Ganollers convent from 1915 to 1936; one of his novices was Blessed Eugenio Remón Salvador who died with him. Had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and was known as a great example to and leader of novices. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.





Additional Information


Forgive them, Lord. Father Alfonso’s dying words

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Federico López y López“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 August 2016. Web. 24 October 2016. <>