Blessed Félix Gómez-Pinto Piñero

Blessed Félix Gómez-Pinto Piñero, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


One of four children born to pious farm family; his mother was a Franciscan tertiary, and two of his sisters became Capuchin nuns. Félix joined the Franciscan Friar Minor on 12 May 1886 at the at Pastrana, Spain, making his solemn profession on 16 May 1890. Priest, ordained on 19 May 1894 in Avila, Spain. Missionary to the Philippines where he was imprisoned from 1898 into 1899 during the Philippine fight for independence from Spain. Missionary on the Philippine island of Samar from 1903 to 1913. Served for a few months at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and then returned to Spain. Worked with and set an example to Franciscan novices at Pastrana from 1914 to 1917. Missionary to the Philippines from 1919 to 1933, but as his health began to fail, he was forced to return to the convent in Pastrana. During the persecutions of Spanish Civil War, he continued to minister to covert Catholics in the area. Siezed by antiChristian militiamen, he was ordered to blaspheme against God, Mary and the Church; he refused. His convent hospital was converted by the militia into a prisons; Father Felix was kept their for several days while other priests and brothers were rounded up, and then they were executed. Martyr.



  • shot with a shotgun on 7 September 1936 on the road near Hueva, Guadalajara, Spain
  • body dumped on the side of the road



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Félix Gómez-Pinto Piñero“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 August 2015. Web. 23 October 2016. <>