New Bio Added:
Servants of God Fr. Alberto Maria Marco Alemàn and 8 companions
Carmelite Castilian Martyrs
Died: August 17, 1936
See “Profiles in Holiness Volume 3” by Redemptus Valabek for more information and individual biographies of these martyrs.
The Spanish Civil War (The Red Terror) raged from July 17, 1936 to April 1, 1939. Especially in the early months of the conflict, individual clergymen and entire religious communities were executed by leftists, which included communists and anarchists. Society at the time had a low esteem for priests and religious, and the government was bent on eliminating religion. The death toll of the clergy alone included… read more…