Blessed Manuel Domingo y Sol

Blessed Manuel Domingo y SolMemorial


One of twelve children in his family, Manuel entered the diocesan seminary in Tortosa, Spain at age 15. Ordained a priest in the diocese of Tortosa on 9 July 1860. He served at different times as parish priest, catechist, seminary teacher, spiritual director, preacher, mission director, and confessor to three cloistered convents. He dedicated himself to working with labourers, especially the young, and later with seminarians who were struggling just to live while studying. He studied theology at the University of Valencia from 1862 to 1865. He founded the House of Joseph to help foster and support priestly vocations and seminarians; within a few years it was helping hundreds of young men, and its success led to the formation of the Diocesan Laborer Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Fraternity of Worker Priests) in 1881. Founded the Spanish College of Saint Joseph in Rome, Italy in 1892 which has trained thousands of priests.





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  • “Blessed Manuel Domingo y Sol“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 January 2019. Web. 25 October 2020. <>