Venerable Ángel Riesco Carbajo


The oldest of three children, his family moved to Argentina when Ángel was eight years old, but returned to Spain four years later. Seminarian in Madrid and Santander. Ordained a priest on 25 July 1926 in the diocese of Astorga, Spain. Founded a Catholic Action group in his parish. Founded the newspaper El Adelanto Bañezano. He worked hard to teach the faith, care for the poor and sick, and had a devotion to the Mother of God and Saint Joseph. Vicar-general of the diocese of Astorga in 1957. Founded the Misioneras Apostólicas de la Caridad (Apostolic Missionaries of Charity) in 1957; they received papal approval on 15 August 1982, and continue their good work today in Spain, Peru and Mexico. Chosen auxiliary bishop of Pamplona-Tudela, Spain and titular bishop of Limisa on 15 February 1958; he served for over 11 years. Council Father at sessions 1, 3 and 4 of the Second Vatican Council.




MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Ángel Riesco Carbajo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 July 2021. Web. 4 December 2021. <>