Blessed Martín Martínez Pascual

photograph of Blessed Martín Martínez Pascual, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Son of Martín Martínez Callao, a carpenter, and Francisca Pascual Amposta; Martin was baptized at the age of one day. He was a religious child. He joined the Diocesan Laborer Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1934 while in seminary in the diocese of Zaragoza, Spain. Priest, ordained on 15 June 1935 in the diocese of Tortosa, Spain. Taught at a vocational Colegio San José de Murcia, and then taught Latin in the seminary in Murcia, Spain where he was considered an excellent instructor.

At the outbreak of the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War, Father Martin grabbed the reserved consecrated hosts from his church and went into hiding, spending his time in prayer while sitting in caves and haystacks. He evaded the militia for a few days but was caught and imprisoned where he spent his remaining time ministering to other prisoners, hearing confessions, and distributing the Eucharist he had rescued; he died giving his executioners a blessing in hopes that they would come to their senses. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Martín Martínez Pascual“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 January 2018. Web. 21 June 2021. <>