Blessed Joan Romeu y Canadell

Blessed Joan Romeu y CanadellAlso known as

  • Domènec of Sant Pere de Riudebitlles
  • Doménech of Sant Pere de Riudebittles



Joan joined the Capuchin Franciscan Friars Minor in 1908, making his solemn profession on 4 October 1912. Ordained a priest on 25 May 1917. Assigned to the missions in Costa Rica and Nicaragua until 1930 when he returned to Spain and lived in the Franciscan convent in Manresa. On 22 July 1936, the area of the convent was overrun by Communist forces as part of the fighting in the Spanish Civil War. As he was leaving the house on the evening of 27 July 1936, Father Joan was spotted by the Marxists, kidnapped, tortured and murdered. Martyr.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Joan Romeu y Canadell“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 October 2020. Web. 27 October 2021. <>