Blessed Francisco Solís Pedrajas

Blessed Francisco Solis PedraiasMemorial


Born to a poor and pious family. Ordained a priest in the diocese of Jaén, Spain on 22 December 1900. Served six years in the parish of Santiago Apóstol in Valdepeñas de Jaén, Spain while earning a degree in theology. Known in all his postings as “a learned, zealous and pious pastor”. Archpriest of Mancha Real, Spain in 1914. Founded a Catholic Union. Established men’s and women’s branches of Catholic Action. Imprisoned with other priests and parishioners at the outbreak of the antiChristian persecutions of the Spanish Civil War, Father Francesco ministered as best he was allowed to the physical and spiritual needs of his fellow prisoners. Sentenced to death for the crime of being a priest, he was the last of his group of prisoners to be murdered as none of the men wanted to shoot him; he took advantage of this to hear confessions and give absolution to the other prisoners. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Francisco Solís Pedrajas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 March 2019. Web. 18 September 2021. <>