The son of Miguel Pérez and Portela Saturnina. Entered the seminary in Madrid, Spain in 1907. Began studying at the Spanish School of San Jose, in Rome, Italy in October 1913. Studied theology and canon law at the Gregorian University. Ordained on 10 March 1918, and became a parish priest in Madrid. Personal secretary to Venerable Manuel Basulto Jiménez, bishop of Jaén, Spain, in June 1920. Vicar General of the diocese in 1935. Dean of the cathedral of Jaén. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.
- shot on a prisoner transport train on 12 August 1936 in Vallecas, Madrid, Spain
- buried in the crypt in the Cathedral of Jaén, Spain
- “Blessed Félix Pérez Portela“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 June 2015. Web. 10 October 2015. <>