Blessed Álvaro Sanjuán Canet

Blessed Álvaro Sanjuán CanetMemorial


Member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Studied at the seminary of Campello, Alicante, Spain, and then in Turin, Italy. Ordained in 1934. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, Father Álvaro fled to Cocentaina, Spain and went into hiding with his parents, but was found, briefly imprisoned and then executed. Martyr.



  • during the night of 1 to 2 October 1936 in on the side of the road outside Villena, Alicante, Spain



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Álvaro Sanjuán Canet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 February 2019. Web. 1 December 2021. <>