Blessed Félix Echevarría Gorostiaga



Born to a pious family; two of his brothers became Franciscan priests and missionaries. Franciscan Friar Minor, making his solumn vows on 7 September 1912. Priest, ordained on 16 July 1916. College rector, professor, organist and choirmaster at Librija, Spain in April 1919. Vicar ofthe college in Estepa, Spain in 1921. Director of Franciscan tertiaries. Held the chair of dogmatic theology from 1922 to 1926. Taught world literature and Spanish from 1926 to 1928. First superior and rector of the college of San Pantaleon de Aras in Santander, Spain from 16 November 1930 to 16 July 1932. Missionary to Morocco in 1933, but his health failed, and he was forced back to Spain after only a few months. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.





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