Dominguito del Val

detail of an engraving of Dominguito del Val by Mateo González, 1793; Museum of Zaragoza, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Son of Sancho del Val, a notary, and Isabel Sancho. An altar boy and choir boy at age seven, like many boys he dreamed on being a priest. Around the time of Easter in the mid-13th-century, the boy was murdered, and just like several other occasions, real and fictional, his death was immediately blamed on local Jews. More a matter of anti-Semitism than sanctity, this incident was condemned by the Vatican, and the feast is no longer kept.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Dominguito del Val“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 January 2018. Web. 26 March 2019. <>