Blessed Antonio Silvestre Moya

photograph of Blessed Antonio Silvestre Moya, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e Beati; click for souce imageMemorial


Son of a policeman. Studied at the seminary of Valencia, Spain. Priest in the Archdiocese of Valencia, ordained in 1915. Parish priest in the Spanish cities of Calp, Quatretonda, Otos, La Font de la Figuera and Xátiva. When the persecutions of Spanish Civil War began in 1936, Father Antonio’s church was burned down in August, and he went into hiding, ministering to covert Catholics, celebrating Mass in homes. He was found by the antiCatholic militiamen, dragged away from the laymen who tried to protect him, and drove him away for execution. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Antonio Silvestre Moya“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 January 2018. Web. 17 June 2021. <>