Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón

[Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón]Also known as

  • María Rafael

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An artistic young man, he studied architecture in Madrid, Spain. However, he felt a call to the religious life, and on 15 April 1934 Rafael became an oblate friar of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappist). Suffered from acute diabetes, a condition that forced him to leave the monastery three times, but each time, as soon as he was sufficiently healed, he returned to the monastic life.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 March 2014. Web. 17 April 2014. <>