Blessed Florentín Felipe Naya

Blessed Florentín Felipe NayaAlso known as

  • Florentín of Saint Francis Borgia



Son of Miguel Felipe and Francisca Naya; he was baptized on the day of his birth. Entered the Piarist novitiate on 27 February 1876 in Paralta de la Sal, Spain as a lay brother; he made his solemn profession on 29 April 1883. Served for over 50 years in the kitchens and schools of a number of Piarist houses in Aragon, Spain. In his late 70’s, his eyesight dimming, nearly deaf, he retired to spend his days in prayer. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.



  • shot on the afternoon of 9 August 1936 in Azanuy, Huesca, Spain
  • body doused with gasoline and set on fire
  • remains later buried in Azanuy



Additional Information


What do you say, Father, shall we go to heaven? Blessed Florentin as the Piarists were being readied for transport to their place of execution

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Florentín Felipe Naya“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 August 2016. Web. 28 October 2016. <>