Blessed Leonardo Olivera Buera, Priest and Martyr
Campo, Spain, March 6, 1889 – El Saler, Spain, October 23, 1936
Father Leonardo Olivera Buera was born in Campo, near Huesca, Spain, on March 6, 1889. He became a priest of the Diocese of Zagaroza and was chaplain of Our Lady of Mount Caramel School in Bonanova. The school was run by the Lasallians and at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Father Leonardo went bravely to his martyrdom, together with these men. He was killed at El Saler, near Valencia, October 23, 1936. John Paul II Beatified him on March 11, 2001 together with 232 other victims of that persecution, the group collectively known as Blessed Spanish Martyrs of the Diocese of Valencia.
Roman Martyrology: In the place called El Saler near Valencia in Spain always, blessed Olivera Leonardo Buero, priest and martyr, who, during the same persecution against religion, in imitation of Christ’s Passion, responsibility for achieving the eternal reward.
Source: Santi e Beati