Posts tagged ‘Saints who were Priests’

Blessed Jan Chrysostom Zavrel

Also known as

  • Dominique-Marie

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Cistercian priest in the Congregation of Casamari, making his profession on 6 June 1777. He served the house as a master of novices. Martyred by invading French revolutionary soldiers.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jan Chrysostom Zavrel“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 May 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Blessed Ignace-Alexandre-Joseph Cardon

Also known as

  • Brother Simèon-Marie

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Benedictine monk, making his profession on 4 August 1782 at the monastery of San Mauro in Saint-Faron de Meaux, France. Being opposed to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy imposed during the French Revolution, Brother Simèon-Marie fled France in 1795 and became a Cistercian priest in the Congregation of Casamari on 5 May 1797. He served as treasurer, prior and, in 1798, abbot of the Casamari abbey. He was known for his personal piety, adminstrative skill, and for ministry to the sick. Martyred by invading French revolutionary soldiers.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ignace-Alexandre-Joseph Cardon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 May 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Saint Hippolytus of Atripalda

Also known as

  • Ipolisto

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Priest, wandering preacher and miracle worker from Antioch. In the area of Abellinum (near modern Atripalda, Italy), he converted many from the worship of the pagan goddess Diana. Seeing that the region was fertile ground for the faith, Hippolytus stayed to work as a missionary, which led to strong opposition from local pagan priests. Whipped, tortured and executed in the persecutions of Diocletian. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Hippolytus of Atripalda“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Blessed Juan Alonso Fernández

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Juan joined the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 1953, making his perpetual vows on 8 September 1958. Ordained a priest on 11 June 1960, he was sent to serve in Guatemala. Missionary to Indonesia from 1963 to 1965. Returning to Guatemala, he founded the parish of San Maria Regina in the town of Lancetillo, and served there until he was seized, tortured and murdered by government forces. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Juan Alonso Fernández“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 March 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Venerable José Pio Gurruchaga Castuariense

Venerable José Pio Gurruchaga CastuarienseProfile

Ordained a priest of the diocese of Bilbao, Spain on 23 December 1905. Parish priest at Santa María del Juncal in Irún, Spain. Spiritual director the the local Catholic Action group. Member of the Apostolic Union of Priests and of the Association of Priests of Mary. Father José worked with local trade and worker unions. Founded the Women’s Operational Union of Nazareth. Founded the Daughters of the Apostolic Union in 1918. Founded the Parish Helpers of Christ the Priest.

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable José Pio Gurruchaga Castuariense“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 March 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Venerable José Antonio Plancarte y Labastida

Venerable José Antonio Plancarte y LabastidaProfile

Around the age of 16, José travelled to England to study business, but he finally gave in to a call to the priesthood, and returned to Mexico. He studied at the Tridentine seminary in Morelia, Mexico, and then in Rome, Italy. Ordained a priest in Tivoli, Italy on 11 June 1865. Returning to the archdiocese of Mexico City, Mexico, he served for 15 years as parish priest in Jacona, Michoacán. He founded a school for girls named for Our Lady of Guadalupe, and supported any boys who showed a call to the priesthood or religious life. He founded the Daughters of Mary Immaculate of Guadalupe on 2 February 1878, a woman‘s order devoted to teaching girls. He was transferred to Mexico City in 1882, obtained the coronation of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1885. He built the National Expiatory Temple of San Felipe de Jesús, consecrated on 5 February 1897, and which became a center for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable José Antonio Plancarte y Labastida“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 March 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Blessed José María Gran Cirera

Blessed José María Gran CireraMemorial

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A member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, making his profession on 8 September 1969. Ordained a priest in Valladolid, Spain on 9 June 1972. In 1975 he was sent to minister in Guatemala where he worked with the poorest people until murdered by the military. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed José María Gran Cirera“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 March 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Blessed Jan Franciszek Macha

Blessed Jan Franciszek MachaMemorial

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One of four children born to Pawel Macha and Anna Cofalka. Jan felt a call to a priestly vocation, but was turned down by the seminary on first application in 1933. He studied law for a few months, but was accepted to seminary in 1934. Ordained a priest of the archdiocese of Katowice, Poland on 25 June 1939, just a few months before the Nazi invasion. During the war he worked to provide material and spiritual support to families and children who had lost parents in the fighting. Imprisoned on 5 September 1941, he was moved from prison to prison, repeatedly interrogated by the SS, and finally executed. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jan Franciszek Macha“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Blessed Josep Domènech Bonet

Blessed Josep Domènech BonetAlso known as

  • Benet of Santa Coloma de Gramenet
  • Benedict of Santa Coloma de Gramenet
  • Giuseppe Doménech Bonet

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Josep joined the Capuchin Franciscan Friars Minor in 1909, making his solemn profession on 23 February 1913. Ordained a priest on 29 May 1915. He served at the Capuchin house in Manresa, Spain as novice master and porter. Father Josep was forced to abandon the convent and going into hiding on 22 July 1936 when Communist militia overran the place during the Spanish Civil War, but the Marxists soon located him, seized him, tortured him, ordered him to blaspheme, and when he refused, murdered him. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Josep Domènech Bonet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 March 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>

Blessed Joan Romeu y Canadell

Blessed Joan Romeu y CanadellAlso known as

  • Domènec of Sant Pere de Riudebitlles
  • Doménech of Sant Pere de Riudebittles

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Joan joined the Capuchin Franciscan Friars Minor in 1908, making his solemn profession on 4 October 1912. Ordained a priest on 25 May 1917. Assigned to the missions in Costa Rica and Nicaragua until 1930 when he returned to Spain and lived in the Franciscan convent in Manresa. On 22 July 1936, the area of the convent was overrun by Communist forces as part of the fighting in the Spanish Civil War. As he was leaving the house on the evening of 27 July 1936, Father Joan was spotted by the Marxists, kidnapped, tortured and murdered. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Joan Romeu y Canadell“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 March 2020. Web. 27 September 2020. <>