Segura López, Manuel, Bl.

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SEGURA LÓPEZ, MANUEL, BL.

Martyr, priest of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists); b. Jan. 22, 1881, Almonacid de la Sierra, Saragossa Province, Spain; d. July 28, 1936. Fr. Segura was ordained in 1907. He was serving as novice master in Peralta at the outbreak of anti-religious sentiment. He was shot along with David Carlos maraÑÓn for being a religious during the Spanish Civil War. Manuel was beatified on Oct. 1, 1995 by Pope John Paul II together with 12 other Piarists.

Feast: Sept. 22.

See Also: pamplona, dionisio and companions, bb.

Bibliography: "Decreto Super Martyrio," Acta Apostolicae Sedis (1995): 651 656. La Documentation Catholique 2125 (November 5, 1995): 924.

[l. gendernalik/eds.]