Studied at Huesca and Campello, Spain. Joined the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1913, beginning his novitiate at Carabanchel in Barcelona, Spain. Ordained a priest in 1922. Musician and musical director. Taught in Barcelona, Mataro and Sarria. At the start of the Spanish Civil War, he used the school resources to send away as many of the students and his Salesians brothers as possible. Martyred by members of the Unified Marxist Workers Party for the crime of being a priest and running a Catholic school.
- tortured to death on 3 August 1936 in a prison cell at the headquarters of the Unified Marxist Workers Party in Barcelona, Spain
- “Blessed Francisco Bandrés Sánchez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 December 2016. Web. 18 January 2017. <>