Blessed Josep Olivé Vivó

Blessed Josep Olivé VivóAlso known as

  • Bartolomeo della Passione
  • Bartomé de la Pasión
  • Bartomeu of the Passion
  • José Olivé Vivó



Son of Magí Olivé Rovira and Antonia Vivó Montagut; his father died when Josep was still a little boy, and he grew up learning and running the family wine, almond and hazelnut business. As he grew into an adult, Josep felt a call to religious life, and when he was about 25 years old, he left the family business and joined the Discalced Carmelites at the convent in Tarragona, Spain. He made his profession on 25 November 1921, taking the name Bartolomeo della Passione.

Assigned to the Carmelite community in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain, in addition to the requirements of religious life, he worked as a bricklayer on the construction of the church and convent being built there. Led the founding of the Sanctuary of Santa Teresa del Niño Jesús, the first Carmelite community in Lleida, Spain in 1928. Served as secretary on the Carmelite magazine “Lluvia de Rosas”. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War by militia units for the offense of being a Carmelite.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Josep Olivé Vivó“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 May 2021. Web. 2 August 2021. <>