Excellent student in his youth. Worked in the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Ordained in 24 August 1879 at León, Guanajuato, Mexico. Founded the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor on 13 December 1885; the congregation works in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa. Founded schools, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, shelters for the elderly and the abused. Worked with the Tamahumara Indians.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Hagiography Circle
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Jose Maria de Yermo y Parres“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 September 2013. Web. 26 July 2014. <>