Lifelong layman. Studied at the Seminary of Mondoñedo, Spain, and then studied civil law at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Taught civil law at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1839. Opened his own law firm in Viveiro, Spain in 1840, then in La Coruña, Spain in 1842. Served in the office of Judge Advocate and other government offices. Opened a law office in Madrid, Spain in 1852. Ran for governor in 1853. Helped found the newspaper El Oriente in December 1853. Started the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Viveito, Spain in 1858. Beginning around 1862, he developed a deep devotion to Eucharistic adoration. Married to Doña Adelaida Cuadrado Retana on 19 March 1863; their daughter Maria was born 15 May 1864. In 1868 he takes over leadership of Culto Continuo al Santísimo Sacramento, an organization devoted to continual Eucharistic adoration with over 6,300 members. Founded the Nocturnal Adoration Society in 1877.
- 1 July 1891 in Zamora, Spain of natural causes
- buried in cemetery of San Atilano in Zamora
- re-interred at the church of San Esteban in Zamora
- re-interred in the Cathedral of Zamora on 22 June 1991
- “Venerable Luis de Trelles y Nogerol“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 July 2016. Web. 25 February 2017. <>