Loading
Schools and lay institutions request relics of local martyr
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The AVAN news agency reported this week that several parishes, lay institutions and schools in Valencia, Spain have asked the archdiocese for relics of Blessed Pablo Melendez (1876-1936), a local journalist who died for the faith during the religious persecution of 1936 in Spain.

Pablo Melendez was born in Valencia in 1876, the son of a police officer.  He was orphaned at the age of 14 and helped his mother raise his six brothers and sisters.  He was a brilliant student, a dedicated catechist and profoundly devoted to Eucharistic adoration.
He eventually became director of the archdiocesan Catholic newspaper for six years, held various posts in city government and was an advisor to several archbishops. 

On September 25, 1936 he was detained and taken to a prison in Valencia, where he was held until December 24, when he was killed alongside his son Alberto.  He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2001, together with 233 other Spanish martyrs and his relics are venerated in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Cathedral of Milan and in other churches in the Italian regions of Piedmont and Tuscany.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
Dec
22

Liturgical Calendar

December 22, 2014

Advent Weekday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Gospel
Date
12/15/14
12/14/14
12/13/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Sam 1: 24-28
Gospel:: Lk 1: 46-56

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
12/15/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Homily
Date
12/15/14
12/14/14
12/13/14