Blessed Carlos López Vidal

photograph of Blessed Carlos López Vidal, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Lifelong layman in the archdiocese of Valencia, Spain. Sacristan of the collegiate church of Gandia, Spain. Married to Rosa Tarazona Ribanocha in October 1923. Member of several lay apostolate groups, including Catholic Action, and known as a man of faith and prayer with a devotion to the Sacred Heart. He gave shelter monks and nuns who were forced to go into hiding during the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War. The antiCatholic militants eventually found him, as well. Martyr.



  • shot on 6 August 1936 in La Pedrera de Gandia, Valencia, Spain
  • body doused with gasoline, but his killers could not get it to burn
  • buried in the Martyrs Cemetery in Gandia



Additional Information


Viva Cristo Rey! (Long live Christ the King!) dying words of Blessed Carlos

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Carlos López Vidal“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 December 2017. Web. 17 October 2021. <>