Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Michael de Sanctis

Saint Michael of the SaintsArticle

(Miguel de los Santos) Born at, Vich in Catalonia, 29 September 1591; died at Valladolid, 10 April 1625. At the age of twelve years he came to Barcelona, and asked to be received into the monastery of the Trinitarians, in which order, after a three years’ novitiate, he took vows in the monastery of Saint Lambert at Saragossa, 5 September 1607. When one day a Discalced Trinitarian came to Saint Lambert’s to receive Holy orders, Michael felt himself drawn to this more austere congregation. After mature deliberation, and with the permission of his superior, he entered the novitiate of the Discalced Trinitarians at Madrid, and took vows at Alcalá; he became priest and was twice elected superior of the monastery at Valladolid. He lived a life of prayer and great mortification, was especially devout towards the Holy Eucharist, and is said to have been rapt in ecstasy several times during Consecration. He was beatified by Pius VI, 24 May 1779 and canonized by Pius IX, 8 June 1862. His feast is celebrated on 5 July. He is generally represented kneeling before an altar where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.

MLA Citation

  • Michael Ott. “Saint Michael de Santis”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2015. Web. 11 December 2016. <>