Blessed Salvatore Fernandez Perez, Salesian Priest, Martyr
San Pedro de Creciente, Spain, July 29, 1870 – Madrid, Spain, September 18, 1936
Salvador Fernandez Perez was born in San Pedro de Creciente (Pontevedra) July 29, 1870 and was baptized the same day. He made his religious profession in Sarrià-Barcelona on December 8, 1891 and was ordained September 19, 1896. He was a jovial character, enthusiastic, helpful, exercised the sacred ministry with zeal and spirit of sacrifice. At the outbreak of the revolution in July 1936 he was mistreated and detained in Madrid. Set free, he sought refuge. On September 18 he was recognized as a priest, imprisoned and shot.
He was beatified October 28, 2007