Rorate Caeli

The Passion of Spain - new Martyrs recognized


The Holy Father decreed today, in his audience with the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the pontifical recognition of martyrdom of 2 bishops, 50 priests and friars, and one layman killed by the anti-Catholic Republican forces in the first months of the Spanish Civil War, the period of greatest persecution in modern times.

These are their names:

  1. Bishop NARCISO DE ESTÉNAGA Y ECHEVARRÍA
  2. Bishop CRUZ LAPLANA Y LAGUNA


  3. Priests (Diocesan and Regular):

  4. VICENTE ALAMANO JIMÉNEZ
  5. JUSTINO ALARCÓN VERA
  6. JUSTO ARÉVALO MORA
  7. JOSÉ MARÍA AZURMENDI MUGARZA
  8. MIGUEL BEATO SÁNCHEZ
  9. PEDRO BUITRAGO MORALES
  10. MAMERTO CARCHANO Y CARCHANO
  11. FRANCISCO CARLÉS GONZÁLEZ
  12. JOSÉ LUIS COLLADO OLIVER
  13. ESTEBAN CUEVAS CASQUERO
  14. PERFECTO DOMÍNGUEZ MONGE
  15. FÉLIX ECHEVARRÍA GOROSTIAGA
  16. LUIS ECHEVARRÍA GOROSTIAGA
  17. FERNANDO ESPAÑOL BERDIÉ
  18. OVIDIO FERNÁNDEZ ARENILLAS
  19. LUIS GÓMEZ DE PABLO
  20. FELIX GONZÁLEZ BUSTOS
  21. LIBERIO GONZÁLEZ NOMBELA
  22. JOSÉ GRIJALVO MEDEL
  23. PEDRO JIMÉNEZ VALLEJO
  24. JOAQUÍN DE LA MADRID ARESPACOCHAGA
  25. CLEMENTE LÓPEZ YAGÜE
  26. FRANCISCO LÓPEZ-GASCO FERNÁNDEZ-LARGO
  27. FRANCISCO MAQUEDA LÓPEZ
  28. MELCHOR MARTÍN MONGE
  29. JOSÉ MATA LUIS
  30. TOMÁS MATEOS SÁNCHEZ
  31. JÚLIO MELGAR SALGADO
  32. DANIEL MORA NINE
  33. SATURNINO ORTEGA MONTEALEGRE
  34. RICARDO PLÁ ESPÍ
  35. JOSÉ POLO BENITO
  36. PEDRO RAMÓN RODRÍGUEZ
  37. AGRÍCOLA RODRÍGUEZ GARCÍA DE LOS HUERTOS
  38. BARTOLOMÉ RODRÍGUEZ SORIA
  39. ANTONIO SÁEZ DE IBARRA LÓPEZ
  40. DOMINGO SÁNCHEZ LÁZARO
  41. GREGORIO SÁNCHEZ SANCHO
  42. NAZARIO DEL VALLE GONZÁLEZ


  43. Religious Brothers (non-ordained):
  44. PEDRO ÁLVAREZ PÉREZ
  45. DALMACIO BELLOTA PÉREZ
  46. URBANO CORRAL GONZÁLEZ
  47. DIODORO LÓPEZ HERNANDO
  48. ANTOLÍN MARTÍNEZ Y MARTÍNEZ
  49. ISIDRO MUÑOZ ANTOLÍN
  50. REMIGIO ANGEL OLALLA ALDEA
  51. SIMÓN MIGUEL RODRÍGUEZ
  52. VALERIANO RUIZ PERAL
  53. LUIS VILLANUEVA MONTOYA
  54. MIGUEL ZARRAGUA ITURRÍZAGA


  55. Layman:
  56. ALVARO SANTOS CEJUDO MORENO

Spain, its past afflictions, and its current anti-Catholic crisis will be discussed here in the next few weeks, in this very special 70th anniversary year of the Passion of Spain.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

This is good news indeed. Now if we can just canonize Ven. Pius XII and rehabilitate the memory of Franco we'll be well on our way to an more honest and accurate assessment of history.

Francis said...

Thank you for sharing this news! I've directed my readers to your page by a link.