Oteiza Segura, Faustino, Bl.

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Martyr, priest of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists); b. Feb. 14, 1890, in Ayegui, Navarre, Spain; d. Aug. 9,1936. Faustino was professed in 1907 and ordained in 1913. Thereafter he was assigned to Peralta where he taught in the elementary school and later served as novice master. He witnessed the martyrdoms of Dionisio pamplona, Manuel segura lÓpez, and Brother David maraÑÓn and chronicled them in a letter to the provincial written on Aug. 1, 1936. He lived piously in the prison house, sustained by his devotions to the Blessed Mother, until his execution with Florentín Felipe naya on a roadside near Peralta. 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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