Father Magí Català i Guasch

Father Magí Català i GuaschAlso known as

  • Magin Catalá
  • The Holy Man of Santa Clara


He and his twin brother were sons of Macià Català i Roig and Francesca Guasch i Burgueras. Both boys joined the Franciscans in Barcelona, Spain on 4 April 1777. Friar Magí studied in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, and was ordained a priest in 1785. Missionary in Mexico City, Mexico in 1786. Missionary in Santa Clare, California in 1793. Known for his ascetic life, for the gift of prophecy, and as a miracle worker. He suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis, but continued his ministry of preaching and visiting the sick until the very end. His Cause for Canonization opened in 1884.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Father Magí Català i Guasch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2019. Web. 14 April 2021. <>