Blessed Florentino Asensio Barroso

Blessed Florentino Asensio BarrosoAlso known as

  • Florentinus Asensio Barroso



Born to a poor but devout family. Ordained on 1 June 1901 in Valladolid, Spain. Graduated as a doctor of theology from the Pontifical University of Valladolid, and then taught there. Priest at the metropolitan cathedral of Valladolid; many of his homilies have survived. Spiritual director and confessor to several religious congregations. Bishop and apostolic administrator of Barbastro, Spain on 26 January 1936. His five months as bishop were noted for his charity to the poor and sick. However, this was a period of hostility to the Church by the state. Bishop Florentino was put under house arrest, then imprisoned, then on 1 August 1936 was moved to solitary confinement. He was tortured and mutilated and finally murdered. One of the martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Florentino Asensio Barroso“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 April 2015. Web. 2 December 2015. <>