Posts tagged ‘Saints who were Teachers’

Blessed Jaume Baríau y Martí

Blessed Jaume Baríau y MartíAlso known as

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Jaume joined the Capuchin Franciscan Friars Minor in 1906, making his solemn profession on 15 August 1911. Ordained a priest on 29 May 1915. Father Jaume taught liturgy, Hebrew and Church history in the seminary at Sarriá, Barcelona, Spain, living at the Franciscan convent in Manresa. While taking Communion to a Poor Clare nun, Father Jaume was spotted by Communist militiamen, identified as a priest, kidnapped, tortured and murdered. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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  • “Blessed Jaume Baríau y Martí“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 March 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Venerable Mario Hiriart Pulido

Venerable Mario Hiriart PulidoProfile

Lifelong layman in the archdiocese of Santiago de Chile. In 1948 he began studying engineering at the Afonso de Ercilla Institute run by the Marist Brothers. While still in school in 1949, he became part of the Schoenstatt Movement and consecrated himself to the Blessed Virgin Mary on 29 May 1949. He graduated from the Catholic University of Chile in 1953. For the next four years he worked on several engineering projects for different firms. From 1957 to 1959 he studied at the Secular Institute of the Brothers of Mary of Schoenstatt in Brazil. Engineering professor at Catholic University from 1960 to 1963.

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  • “Venerable Mario Hiriart Pulido“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Venerable Emilio Recchia

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Emilio joined the Congregation of the Stigmata of Our Lord Jesus Christ in 1903 at age 17 while still in high school, and made his perpetual profession on 8 August 1908. Ordained a priest on 3 September 1911. He became a noted preacher, and served as a teacher in Stigmatine communities in the Italian cities of Gemona, Pistoia, Milan and Verona. A military chaplain in World War I, he was assigned to serve at the front. He was captured by Austrian troops on 30 October 1917 while helping the wounded, and was released in 1919 due to health problems.

After the War, he resumed his priestly ministry in Milan, Rome, Verona and Trent. Elected Secretary General of the Stigmatines in 1934 and was transferred to Rome; there he also served as parish priest for the next 32 years. He helped hide Jewish refugees during World War II. He was known for a strong spiritual life, spending nights praying in Eucharistic Adoration.

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  • “Venerable Emilio Recchia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Blessed Rutilio Grande García

Blessed Rutilio Grande GarcíaMemorial

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The youngest of seven children born to a poor family, his parents divorced when Rutilio was small, and he was raised by his grandmother and an older brother. He began attending a high school seminary in San Salvador at age 12, and joined the Jesuits when he was 17. Ordained a priest on 30 July 1959.

Father Rutilio came into his own as a priest in the 1960’s; what he took from the work of Vatican II was that his own spiritual development would come from his self-sacrifice for the good of others. He became director of social action projects in San Salvador, and for nine years taught seminarians to live and work with the poor so that they were part of the flock, and to be an example of the church among them.

After work at the seminary, he became a parish priest and school teacher in Aguilares, El Salvador where he was murdered by El Salvadoran security forces while on his way to celebrate Saturday night Mass; he was the first priest martyred in the lead up to the civil war. A friend of Saint Oscar Romero, Saint Oscar later said the death of Blessed Rutilio was his own wake-up call to the cause of the Salvadoran people.

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  • “Blessed Rutilio Grande García“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 April 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Venerable Sebastiana Lladó Sala

detail of a statue of Venerable Sebastiana Lladó Sala, date and artist unknown; Convent de Sant Francesc de Paula de Campos, Mallorca, Spain; photographed on 30 May 2012 by Sigismund von Dobschütz; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Sister Maria Rafaela of the Sacred Heart

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Raised in a pious family, Sebastiana became a school teacher and catechist. With some like-minded young women, she founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Misioneras de los Sagrados Corazones) in the spring of 1891, a teaching order that continues their good work today in Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.

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  • “Venerable Sebastiana Lladó Sala“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 March 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Venerable Georg Michael Wittmann

Venerable Georg Michael WittmannProfile

Studied with the Jesuits, then the Benedictines, and then at the University of Heidelberg. Ordained a priest in Regensburg, Germany on 21 December 1782. Parish priest in the German cities of Kenmath, Kaltenbrunn and Miesbrunn. Beginning in 1788, he served as professor and sub-regent at the seminary of Regensburg; regent of the seminary in 1802. Pastor of the cathedral of Saint Peter in 1804. Worked on a German translation of the New Testament that began to be published in 1808. Chosen auxiliary bishop of Regensburg and titular bishop of Comana Armeniae on 21 May 1829. Vicar general of Regensbur in 1830. Chosen titular bishop of Miletopolis on 14 March 1831. Bishop of Regensburg on 25 July 1832, he died a few months later without ever having taken his see. His greatest influence was his lifetime of work with the seminary, not just in teaching and school administration, but helping to build the zeal, piety and enthusiasm of over 1,500 young priests that he worked with during his time.

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  • “Venerable Georg Michael Wittmann“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 March 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Blessed Thomas Welbourne

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Lifelong layman in the apostolic vicariate of England. School teacher. Martyred in the persecutions of King James I for the crime of being vocally Catholic.

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  • Hutton Bushel, North Yorkshire, England

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Thomas Welbourne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 January 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Venerable Gregorio Tomás Suárez Fernández

Venerable Gregorio Tomás Suárez FernándezAlso known as

  • Gregorio Suárez

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Tenth of eleven children born to the peasant family of Pedro and Petra Suárez Fernández. He joined the Augustinians in Valladolid, Spain in 1930. He studied in Valladolid, in Zaragoza, Spain and in Rome, Italy, where he was considered a brilliant student. Ordained a priest on 15 May 1938. He continued his theological studies and became an award-winning scholar at the Gregorian University. Beginning in 1941, he taught in Zaragoza and Valladolid. Chosen for the chair of metaphysics of the Pontifical University in 1947. Father Gregorio was known not just for his brilliance but for devotion to the Eucharist and Saint Augustine of Hippo, his quiet humility, and his love for teaching anyone with an interest or question.

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  • “Venerable Gregorio Tomás Suárez Fernández“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 January 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Venerable Vincenzo Lipàni

Venerable Vincenzo LipàniAlso known as

  • Angelico of Caltanisetta
  • Fra Angelico

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Studied at the Jesuit college in Caltanissetta, Italy. He joined the Franciscan Capuchins in Palermo, Italy on 13 October 1861, taking the name Fra Angelico; he made his solemn profession on 13 October 1865. Ordained a priest on 3 December 1865 in Palermo.

In 1866, religious orders were suppressed in the kingdom of Italy, and the convent in Palermo was closed. With the Franciscans outlawed, Father Vincenzo became a diocesan priest; in 1872 he was assigned to the parish in Caltanissetta which housed an ancient wooden crucifix known locally as the Lord of the City. Vincenzo taught at the local seminary, and served as spiritual teacher of local Franciscan tertiaries.

When the suppression of religious orders was ended, Fra Angelico resumed his Franciscan habit, and worked to spread the Order. He established the Lord of the City Institute on 4 October 1884 to care for children orphaned in mining accidents. Founded the Franciscan Sisters of the Lord of the City, a religious congregation dedicated to caring for the poor.

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Vincenzo Lipàni“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 January 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>

Blessed Fernando de Pablos Fernández

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Teacher in a public school. Dominican lay brother, making his profession at Almagro, Spain in 1904. After serving in several places, he was assigned to Almería, Spain where he was a sacristan. On 21 July 1936, at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, he fled the antiCatholic Communist milita but was found on 27 July and imprisoned on the Astoy Mendi prison ship for several weeks, and then executed. Martyr.

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  • “Blessed Fernando de Pablos Fernández“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 January 2020. Web. 11 August 2020. <>