Saint Pascal Baylon

detail of a the painting 'Appearance of the Eucharist to Saint Paschal Baylon', Bernardo López-Piquer, 1811; Museum of Fine Arts, Valencia, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Paschal



Son of the pious peasants Martin Baylon and Elizabeth Jubera. From youth he displayed great devotion to the Eucharist. Worked as a shepherd from ages 7 to 24, and was a good influence on his shepherd friends, an often rowdy group. Franciscan lay brother with friars of the Alcantarine Reform, often serving as cook or doorkeeper. His charity to the poor and afflicted, his unfailing courtesy and humility were remarkable even by Franciscan standards. While travelling in France, he defended the Real Presence against the blasphemies of a Calvinist preacher, and narrowly escaped death at the hands of a Huguenot mob. Poorly educated, he was still a counselor sought by rich and poor alike. His cultus is especially strong in Spain and southern Italy, in Central and South America.







  • man in adoration before a vision of the Host

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Pascal Baylon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 June 2020. Web. 9 March 2021. <>