Blessed Felipe Llamas Barrero

Blessed Felipe Llamas BarreroAlso known as

  • Domitilo of Ayoó



Felipe joined the Franciscan Capuchins on 2 August 1923, taking the name Domitilo of Ayoó; he made his religious profession on 3 August 1924. Ordained a priest on 30 May 1931. He became known as a passionate preacher.

Father Domitilo was arrested on 3 August 1936 in the early days of the Spanish Civil War for the offense of being a priest and for continuing to preach in the streets after the war started. While in custody, he refused to remove his Capuchin habit, ministered to other prisoners, and spoke of forgiveness instead of revenge. His final acts, in the cemetery where he and 22 fellow prisoners were executed, was to give sacramental absolution to the other victims. Martyr.





Additional Information


Viva Christo Rey! (Long live Christ the King!) Blessed Felipe’s dying words

MLA Citation

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