Posts tagged ‘Beatified in 2001’

Blessed Rafael Alonso Gutiérrez

Blessed Rafael Alonso GutiérrezMemorial

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A lifelong layman, Rafael was married to Maria Adelaid Ruiz Glens in 1916; the couple were parents to four daughters. He worked as postmaster in Ontinyent, Valencia, Spain, and served as catechist and youth teacher by night at his parish. Member of the Catholic Legion, Catholic Action, School of Christ, Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and was a Franciscan Tertiary.

Arrested for his faith by Communist militia during the Spanish Civil War, he was imprisoned and abused in hopes of getting him to renounce Catholicism; it didn’t work. He was shot on a roadside with Blessed Carlos Diaz and abandoned, but Rafael survived. Friends hid him at a local Capuchin convent, and later died of his wounds. He forgave his killers and insisted that there be no retribution, revenge or feud between his family and theirs. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Rafael Alonso Gutiérrez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 January 2018. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Blessed Jaume Buch Canals

Blessed Jaume Buch CanalsMemorial

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Member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jaume Buch Canals“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 February 2019. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Blessed Salvador Chuliá Ferrandis

Blessed Salvador Chuliá FerrandisAlso known as

  • Ambrosio María del Torrent

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Studied at the Conciliar Seminary of Valencia, Spain. Joined the Capuchin Tertiary Fathers and Brothers of Our Lady of Sorrows on 14 April 1892. Ordained a priest on 5 July 1898. Imprisoned on 21 August 1936 in the antiChristian persecutions of the Spanish Civil War. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Salvador Chuliá Ferrandis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 October 2017. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Blessed Carlos Díaz Gandía

Blessed Carlos Díaz GandíaMemorial

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Lifelong layman in the archdiocese of Valencia, Spain, baptized at the age of one day. Member of Youth Catholic Action at age 14; he eventually served as president of the local chapters. An excellent catechist, he established several “catechist centers” where he would teach each Sunday, travelling by foot or bicycle to one after the other throughout the day; he was roundly heckled and abused by people on his way as there was growing antiChristian sentiment in the area. One night he had to resort to violence to protect his parish priest and spiritual director from a mob; this led to organizing faithful members of Catholic Action to patrol churches and convents, and Carlos himself was only just in time to rescue consecrated hosts from a church that was being looted. He was devoted to daily Mass, a daily morning Rosary, and developed a minstry to the poor. Married to Louisa Tomo Perseguar on 3 November 1934 at the parish church of Santa Maria Ontinyet; they had one daughter. Arrested at dawn on 4 August 1936 in the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War for the crime of being an active Christian. Martyr.

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Viva Christo Rey! (Long live Christ the King!) dying words of Blessed Carlos

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Carlos Díaz Gandía“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2018. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Blessed Francisco Bandrés Sánchez

Blessed Francisco Bandrés Sánchez, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial

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Studied at Huesca and Campello, Spain. Joined the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1913, beginning his novitiate at Carabanchel in Barcelona, Spain. Ordained a priest in 1922. Musician and musical director. Taught in Barcelona, Mataro and Sarria. At the start of the Spanish Civil War, he used the school resources to send away as many of the students and his Salesians brothers as possible. Martyred by members of the Unified Marxist Workers Party for the crime of being a priest and running a Catholic school.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francisco Bandrés Sánchez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 February 2019. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Blessed Eugenio Remón Salvador

Blessed Eugenio Remón Salvador, date and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Miguel Remón Salvador
  • Brother Miguel

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Eugenio joined the Franciscan Friars Minor Conventual at the convent in Granollers, Spain in 1925 where he took the name Miguel, and served his novitiate under the guidance of Blessed Federico López y López; he made his perpetual profession in Loreto, Italy in 1933 where he spent two years in work and study at the basilica before returning to Granollers. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Eugenio Remón Salvador“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 October 2017. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Blessed Federico López y López

Blessed Federico López y López, date and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Alfonso López y López
  • Brother Alfonso
  • Father Alfonso

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Worked at a number of jobs and positions as a young adult, all the while feeling a call to religious life. In 1906 he finally said yes, and joined the Franciscan Friars Minor Conventual at their convent in Granollers, Spain. Studied at the Franciscan seminary in Granollers, and then in Osimo, Italy where he made his solemn profession in 1911, taking the name Alfonso. Ordained a priest in 1911. Apostolic penitentiary confessor at the Shrine of Loreto from 1912 to 1915. Teacher, spiritual director and novice master at the Ganollers convent from 1915 to 1936; one of his novices was Blessed Eugenio Remón Salvador who died with him. Had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and was known as a great example to and leader of novices. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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Forgive them, Lord. Father Alfonso’s dying words

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Federico López y López“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 October 2017. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Blessed Francisco Calvo Burillo

Blessed Francisco Calvo Burillo; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial

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Member of the Dominicans. Studied at the Dominican convents of Padron and Corias in Asturias, Spain, and later at university in Barcelona, Spain. Ordained a priest in 1905 in Salamanca, Spain. Teacher for several years in Oviedo, Spain. Assigned in 1912 led the restoration of the Dominican presence in the province of Aragon, Spain. Imprisoned on 1 July 1936 for the crime of bring a priest; he spent his last night praying and writing a final letter to his mother. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War while praying for the forgiveness of his executioners.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francisco Calvo Burillo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 October 2017. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Martyrs of Castelseras

Martyrs of CastelserasMemorial

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Three Dominicans, two of them priests, one a novice, who were martyred together in the Spanish Civil War for refusing to renounce Christianity.

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MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Castelseras“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 July 2016. Web. 17 November 2019. <>

Blessed Joaquín Prats Baltueña

Blessed Joaquín Prats BaltueñaMemorial

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Educated in a Piarist school, and at the Piarist Precepturia. Dominican novice in Calanda, Spain in 1935. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Joaquín Prats Baltueña“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 July 2016. Web. 17 November 2019. <>