Blessed Vicente Cabanes Badenas

detail of an illustration of Blessed Vicente Cabanes Badenas, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Studied at the University of Valencia and the Institute for Criminal Studies. Joined the Capuchin Tertiary Fathers and Brothers of Our Lady of Sorrows in 1923. Ordained a priest in 1932. Worked in reform schools in Madrid and Amurrio in Spain, using both psychology and spiritual direction to turn around the lives of young people. Arrested on 27 August 1936 by militiamen for the crime of being a priest, he was taken to Orduna, Spain where they tried to force him to renounce his faith; he refused. He was left for dead in the meadow of San Bartolome de Orduña; badly wounded, he managed to reach a friend’s house, and was taken to hospital, but died three days later having made his final confession and forgiven his murderers. A martyr in the Spanish Civil War.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Vicente Cabanes Badenas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 August 2016. Web. 19 October 2017. <>