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Martyr, religious of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists);b. Oct. 2, 1901 in Forcall, Castile, Spain; d. Oct. 2, 1936. Carceller was a priest assigned to the Collegium of Our Lady of Barcelona. In addition to his regular classes, he devoted himself to the religious formation of the older students who both loved and admired him. He fled to his parent's home on July 17, 1936 for protection. On July 29 he was arrested and imprisoned at Castellon. In the middle of the night on Oct. 2, the soldiers removed from the prison thirty-five priests, among whom was Carceller. They were lined up and executed by machine gun. Carceller was beatified on Oct. 1, 1995 by Pope John Paul II together with 12 other Piarists (see pamplona, dionisio and companions, bb.).

Feast: Sept. 22.

Bibliography: "Decreto Super Martyrio," Acta Apostolicae Sedis (1995): 651656. La Documentation Catholique 2125 (Nov. 5, 1995): 924.

[l. gendernalik/eds.]