Blessed Antonio Sáez de Ibarra López

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Franciscan Friar Minor postulant, entering the novitiate on 17 January 1931 and taking the name Antonio; his novitiate was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War during which his convent was burned. Studied theology, but failing health caused him to withdraw from college and settle at the convent of Fuenteobejuna. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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       Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
       Curia Provincial Franciscana
       C/ San Vicente, 91
       41002 Sevilla, SPAIN
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Antonio Sáez de Ibarra López“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Blessed Simón Miguel Rodríguez

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Franciscan lay brother at the college in Chipiona. Friar Minor, taking the name Simón Miguel and making his solemn vows on 26 June 1935 in the convent of Fuenteobejuna where he served as a cook until martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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  • if you have information relevant to this Cause, contact
       Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
       Curia Provincial Franciscana
       C/ San Vicente, 91
       41002 Sevilla, SPAIN
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Simón Miguel Rodríguez“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Blessed Miguel Zarragua Iturrízaga

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Joined the Franciscan Friars Minor, taking the name Miguel, and making his solemn vows on 9 September 1893. Missionary to Morocco from November 1895 to November 1906. Worked with victims of the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918. Monk and sacristan at the convent of Fuenteobejuna, Spain. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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  • 11 April 1870 in Yorreta, Vizcaya, Spain as Leon
  • baptized the same day at the church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Yorreta

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       Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
       Curia Provincial Franciscana
       C/ San Vicente, 91
       41002 Sevilla, SPAIN
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  • “Blessed Miguel Zarragua Iturrízaga“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Blessed Luis Echevarría Gorostiaga

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Studied at the Seraphic College of Chipiona in Cadiz, Spain. Franciscan Friar Minor, making his solemn vows on 17 September 1916. Ordained in the diocese of Cadiz on 29 May 1920. Teacher at Puente Genil, Cordoba, Spain; director of the school in 1922 and 1923. Served as cantor and choirmaster at the convent of the Holy Sepulchre in Jersusalem from 1923 to 1927, and then at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth from 1927 to 1929. In October 1929 he returned to teaching in Spain, and served as youth minister. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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       Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
       Curia Provincial Franciscana
       C/ San Vicente, 91
       41002 Sevilla, SPAIN
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Luis Echevarría Gorostiaga“. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Veronica Giuliani

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Born at Mercatello in the Duchy of Urbino, Italy, 1660; died at Citt’ di Castello, 9 July 1727. Her parents, Francesco Giuliana and Benedetta Mancini, were both of gentle birth. In baptism she was named Ursula, and showed marvelous signs of sanctity. When but eighteen months old she uttered her first words to upbraid a shopman who was serving a false measure of oil, saying distinctly: “Do justice, God sees you.” At the age of three years she began to be favoured with Divine communications, and to show great compassion for the poor. She would set apart a portion of her food for them, and even part with her clothes when she met a poor child scantily clad. These traits and a great love for the Cross developed as she grew older. When others did not readily join in her religious practices she was inclined to be dictatorial. In her sixteenth year this imperfection of character was brought home to her in a vision in which she saw her own heart as a heart of steel. In her writings she confesses that she took a certain pleasure in the more stately circumstances which her family adopted when her father was appointed superintendent of finance at Piacenza. But this did not in any way affect her early-formed resolution to dedicate herself to religion, although her father urged her to marry and procured for her several suitors as soon as she became of marriageable age. Owing to her father’s opposition to her desire to enter a convent, Veronica fell ill and only recovered when he gave his consent.

In 1677 she was received into the convent of the Capuchin Poor Clares in Citt’ di Castello, taking the name of Veronica in memory of the Passion. At the conclusion of the ceremony of her reception the bishop said to the abbess: “I commend this new daughter to your special care, for she will one day be a great saint.” She became absolutely submissive to the will of her directors, though her novitiate was marked by extraordinary interior trials and temptations to return to the world. At her profession in 1678 she conceived a great desire to suffer in union with our Saviour crucified for the conversion of sinners. About this time she had a vision of Christ bearing His cross and henceforth suffered an acute physical pain in her heart. After her death the figure of the cross was found impressed upon her heart. In 1693 she entered upon a new phase in her spiritual life, when she had a vision of the chalice symbolizing the Divine Passion which was to be re-enacted in her own soul. At first she shrank from accepting it and only by great effort eventually submitted. She then began to endure intense spiritual suffering. In 1694 she received the impression of the Crown of Thorns, the wounds being visible and the pain permanent. By order of the bishop she submitted to medical treatment, but obtained no relief. Yet, although she lived in this supernaturally mystical life, she was a practical woman of affairs. For thirty-four years she was novice-mistress, and guided the novices with great prudence. It is noticeable that she would not allow them to read mystical books. In 1716 she was elected abbess and whilst holding that office enlarged the convent and had a good system of water-pipes laid down, the convent hitherto having been without a proper water supply. She was canonized by Gregory XVI in 1839. She is usually represented crowned with thorns and embracing the Cross.

MLA Citation

  • Lawrence Hess. “Saint Veronica Giuliani”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Blessed Francisco Carlés González

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Franciscan Friar Minor, entering the novitiate on 19 March 1909 and making his solemn vows on 12 April 1913. Ordained in Cordoba, Spain on 2 June 1917. Served in the Holy Lands in the sanctuaries of the Holy Sepulchre, in Bethlehem and Hain Karem. Studied Arabic in Syria. Co-adjustor of Knaje, Syria. Co-adjutor in Aleppo, Syria. Superior of a Franciscan community of Er-Ram in Aleppo in 1928. Parish priest near Jerusalem in 1931. He returned to Spain in September 1934. Worked at the College of Chipiona in Cadiz, Spain in 1935. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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       Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
       Curia Provincial Franciscana
       C/ San Vicente, 91
       41002 Sevilla, SPAIN
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francisco Carlés González“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Blessed Félix Echevarría Gorostiaga

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Born to a pious family; two of his brothers became Franciscan priests and missionaries. Franciscan Friar Minor, making his solumn vows on 7 September 1912. Priest, ordained on 16 July 1916. College rector, professor, organist and choirmaster at Librija, Spain in April 1919. Vicar ofthe college in Estepa, Spain in 1921. Director of Franciscan tertiaries. Held the chair of dogmatic theology from 1922 to 1926. Taught world literature and Spanish from 1926 to 1928. First superior and rector of the college of San Pantaleon de Aras in Santander, Spain from 16 November 1930 to 16 July 1932. Missionary to Morocco in 1933, but his health failed, and he was forced back to Spain after only a few months. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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       Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
       Curia Provincial Franciscana
       C/ San Vicente, 91
       41002 Sevilla, SPAIN
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Félix Echevarría Gorostiaga“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Blessed Francisco Vicente Edo

Also known as

  • Félix Adriano

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Member of the De La Salle Brothers. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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       Frt. Rodolfo Cosimo Meoli, FSC
       Arquebisbat de Tarragona
       Pla de Palau, 2
       43003 Tarragona, SPAIN
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  • “Blessed Francisco Vicente Edo“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Blessed Antonio Gil-Monforte

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Member of the De La Salle Brothers. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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       Frt. Rodolfo Cosimo Meoli, FSC
       Arquebisbat de Tarragona
       Pla de Palau, 2
       43003 Tarragona, SPAIN
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  • “Blessed Antonio Gil-Monforte“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>

Blessed Carlos Navarro Miquel

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  • Carlos of the Virgin of the Abandoned

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Member of the Piarists, entering the novitiate on 11 August 1929, and making his solemn vows on 18 December 1934. Priest, ordained on 4 August 1935. Teacher at Albacete, Spain. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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       Rev. Mateusz Pindelski, SCHP
       Escola Pia de Catalunya
       Ronda Sant Pau 80, 2n
       08001 Barcelona, SPAIN
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Carlos Navarro Miquel“. Saints.SQPN.com. 17 September 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>