Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Joseph Oriol

[Saint Joseph Oriol]Article

Priest, “Thaumaturgus of Barcelona”, born at Barcelona, 23 November 1650; died there, 23 March 1702. He studied in the University of Barcelona, receiving the degree of Doctor of Theology, 1 August 1674. Ordained priest, 30 May 1676, he visited Rome in 1686 and was granted a benefice in the church of Nuestra SeƱora del Pino, in Barcelona. His priestly life was remarkable for a spirit of penance, profound humility, and prudence in directing souls. Impelled by a desire of martyrdom, he went to Rome in April, 1698, to offer himself for the foreign missions, but, falling sick at Marseilles, he returned to Barcelona. God bestowed upon him prophetic and miraculous power. The dying, the blind, the deaf and dumb, the lame, and the paralytic, were instantly cured by him. He was beatified by Pius VII, 5 September 1806, and canonized by Pius X, 20 May 1909. His feast occurs on 23 March.

MLA Citation

  • Charles Mullaly. “Saint Joseph Oriol”. Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11, 1911. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 October 2010. Web. 22 September 2021. <>