Excellent student in his youth. Worked in the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Ordained in 24 August 1879 at León, Guanajuato, Mexico. Founded the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor on 13 December 1885; the congregation works in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa. Founded schools, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, shelters for the elderly and the abused. Worked with the Tamahumara Indians.
- “Saint Jose Maria de Yermo y Parres“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 September 2010. Web. 8 October 2015. <>