Marañón, David Carlos, Bl.

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Martyr, lay brother of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists);b. Dec. 29, 1907, in Asartam, Spain; d. July 28, 1936. David was professed as a lay brother in 1932 and made his solemn profession in 1935. He was the cook and gardener for the community at Peralta. After refusing an offer of freedom in exchange for abandoning his religious habit, he was shot along with Manuel segura lÓpez. 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): 651656. La Documentation Catholique 2125 (Nov. 5, 1995): 924.

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