Venerable Miguel Ángel Builes Gómez

bust of Venerable Miguel Ángel Builes Gómez, date and artist unknown; entrance of the parish church of Donmatias, Antioquia, Colombia; photographed on 1 May 2009 by SajoR; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsProfile

The son of Agustín Builes Restrepo and Doña Ana María Gómez Peña. Ordained a priest on 29 November 1914. Chosen bishop of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia on 27 May 1924. Founded the Xaverian Missionaries of Yarumal, the Missionary Sisters of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, and the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercies. Participated in three of the sessions of Vatican II.




Additional Information


Certa bonum certamen Fidei (“Fight the good fight of faith”) – Venerable Miguel’s episcopal motto

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Miguel Ángel Builes Gómez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2021. Web. 26 September 2021. <>