Blessed Juan José Vivas-Pérez Bustos

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Raised in a pious family who was very involved with the Church and parish life, Juan studied with the Jesuits in Chamartin, Spain, then studied to become a pharmacist and enter the family business. With his father, he helped open and support several schools and a Catholic newspaper, La Independencia. Married to Rafaela Torres Benítez, and the two had three children. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, Juan and his newspaper became instant and obvious targets for the antiCatholic forces. He was seized by militiamen, lodged on the prison ship Capitán Segarra and routinely abused and tortured. He refused to renounce the faith, and would make rosaries from bits of rope. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Juan José Vivas-Pérez Bustos“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 October 2020. Web. 7 March 2021. <>