Blessed Germán Martín y Martín

Blessed Germán Martín y MartínMemorial


Member of the Salesians, making his novitiate in Carabanchel Alto, Spain, and making his religious profession in 1918. He studied philosophy and education in Carabanchel Alto, Barcelona and Baracaldo. Teacher in Havana, Cuba in work that substituted for mandatory military service. Ordained a priest in 1927, and assigned to Carabanchel Alto for six years. He also worked in the Spanish cities of Bilbao and Madrid. Served as teacher, counselor, catechist and spiritual director at the San Miguel Arcángel School on the Paseo de Extremadura in 1933 till 1936; remembered by former students for his deep spiritual life, his strict personal adherance to Salesian principles, and as a counselor who could reach them on their own level in spiritual and academic matters. At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Father Germán and the other Salesians were forced to abandon the school and go into hiding. Seized at a boarding house in Madrid on 30 August 1936 and executed the next day for the crime of being a priest.





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  • “Blessed Germán Martín y Martín“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 January 2018. Web. 18 April 2021. <>