Blessed Pedro Salcedo Puchades

detail of a portrait of Blessed Pedro Salcedo Puchades, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Brother Pacifico of Valencia



Second of five children born to the poor but pious family of Matías Salcedo and Elena Puchades. Baptized at the age of 2 days. Became a Franciscan Capuchin friar on 21 July 1899, making his perpetual profession on 21 February 1903. Served as beggar of the house im Massamagrell, Spain for 37 years. Known as a simple, quiet, humble, pious brother dedicated to close observance of the Rule of his Order, and a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War. When local children found his body the next day, Brother Pacifico was still clutching his small wooden cross in his left hand.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Pedro Salcedo Puchades“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 June 2019. Web. 21 June 2021. <>