Blessed Plàcid Fàbrega Julià

Blessed Plàcid Fàbrega JuliàAlso known as

  • Brother Bernat



Son of Pablo and Maria Julià. Like his older brother before him, Plàcid joined the Marist Brothers of the Schools as a teenager at San Andrea Palo de Mar in Barcelona, Spain, taking the name Brother Bernat and making his vows on 8 September 1905. Taught at schools in Barcelona, Valencia and Igualada; in all schools he was known for his zeal, personal piety, and ministry to the poor, which he tried to make a larger part of his work. Spiritual director at several Marist houses. Organized an oratory for children, served as catechst, and founded a chapter of Catholic Action. As his work with children increased, he began First Commuion classes, and worked with boys to encourage vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Plàcid Fàbrega Julià“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 October 2016. Web. 7 July 2020. <>