Blessed Guillermo Sanz

detail of an Italian holy card of Blessed Guillermo Sanz by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Commander of the Mercedarians in Valencia, Spain. Imprisoned by invading Muslim Moors, then sent to live as a slave in Granada, Spain; slavery was the regular lot of captured Christians. When Guillermo continued to preach about Jesus, he was beaten; when that didn’t stop him, he was murdered. Martyr.


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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Guillermo Sanz“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2016. Web. 27 February 2021. <>