Casanovas Perramón, Ignacio, Bl.
CASANOVAS PERRAMÓN, IGNACIO, BL.
Martyr, priest of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists); b. June 15, 1893, Igualada (near Barcelona), Spain; d. Sept. 16, 1936. Ignacio taught at the Collegium of Our Lady of Barcelona from 1921 until his death. A good priest, he was also skilled in various kinds of woodworking. Following the outbreak of civil unrest, he went to his family home in July 1936 in Can Brunet where he stayed with his widowed mother. Soldiers arrested him on Sept. 16. They marched him out of town, ordered him to stop, and shot him while he prayed. He 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): 651–656. La Documentation Catholique 2125 (Nov. 5, 1995): 924.
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