Son of a miller. Seminarian in Avila, Spain in 1880. Ordained on 15 March 1893. Parish priest in Narros del Puerto, Spain. Studied theology at the San Carlo Borromeo seminary and law at the University of Valladolid. Taught in the seminary in Madrid, Spain. Canon of the cathedral of Leon, Spain. Director of the Circle of Catholic Workers, the Association of the Apostleship of Prayer, and the Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul. Bishop of Lugo, Spain on 3 September 1909. Bishop of Jaén, Spain from 18 December 1919 until his death. Supported catechism of children and adults, and supported the formation of worker’s unions and Catholic Action. Arrested for his faith on 2 August 1936. Martyred in the persecutions of 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 Manuel Basulto Jiménez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2015. Web. 27 March 2017. <>