Saint Manuel González García

Saint Manuel González GarcíaAlso known as

  • Apostle of the Abandoned Tabernacles
  • Bishop of the Abandoned Tabernacle
  • Emmanuel González García



Fourth of five boys in his family; his father was a carpenter. Manuel was very active in his parish church, sang in the choir and entered the junior seminary in Seville, Spain at age 12. Ordained a priest in the diocese of Seville on 21 September 1901 by his bishop, Blessed Marcelo Spinola y Maestre.

In 1902, Father Manuel was sent to preach a mission, and when he arrived, he found the church filthy and neglected. He knelt before the tabernacle in Eucharistic Adoration and felt a call to revitalize devotion to the Eucharist and Adoration. He served as chaplain of a nursing home of the Sisters of the Poor and priest at the parish of San Pedro del Huelva in Seville. His other ministries including work to provide food and education to poor children. Following the call he felt in Eucharistic Adoration, he founded the Disciples of Saint John on 4 March 1910 to spread devotion to the Eucharist and Saint John; the Disciples were soon working across Europe, and had the support of Pope Saint Pius X.

Chosen auxiliary bishop of Málaga, Spain and titular bishop of Olympus on 6 December 1915. Bishop of Málaga on 22 April 1920. Bishop of Palencia, Spain on 5 August 1935. Founder of the Eucharistic Missionaries of Nazareth and the Children of Reparation.







MLA Citation

  • “Saint Manuel González García“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 July 2021. Web. 9 December 2021. <>