Blessed Josep Tous Soler

Also known as

  • José Tous Y Soler
  • Josep de Igualada



Joined the Franciscan Capuchins at age 15, and professed his vows on 19 February 1828. Josep was ordained on 24 May 1834 in Barcelona, Spain; two months later, amidst anti-clerical violence in Catalonia, he was exiled from Spain and spent the next nine years ministering in France. He was able to return to Spain in 1843, but the government had outlawed religious orders, and Father Josep spent the rest of his life as a parish priest; he tried always to live his Franciscan ideals. In 1850 he led a group of young women who, on 22 December 1858, would become the Capuchin Sisters of the Mother of the Divine Shepherd, a congregation devoted to pastoral care and teaching young children.






  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Josep, contact
       Fra Florio Tessari, OFMCAP
       Caputxines de la Mare del Diví Pastor
       Bailèn 40
       08010 Barcelona, SPAIN

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Josep Tous Soler“. 14 April 2013. Web. 26 January 2015. <>