Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón – Saint of the Day – April 26

St. Rafael Arnáiz Barón Biography

St. Rafael Arnáiz Barón Profile. Born: 9 April 1911 in Spain, Europe. Worked in Spain. Died: 26 April 1938 in Spain. Feast Day is celebrated on April 26.

The Memorial of St. Rafael Arnáiz Barón – Saint of the Day

St. Rafael Arnáiz Barón Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 9 April 1911
Country of Birth Spain in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Monk
Place of Work Spain
Date of Death 26 April 1938
Place of Death Spain
Feast Day April 26
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 27 1992
Canonization Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 11 2009
Patron Saint of  

Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón
Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón

Saint’s Biography

Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón was a skilled young man from Burgos, Spain. He studied architecture in Madrid, Spain. However, he felt the call for religious life, and on April 15, 1934, Rafael an oblate friar of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. 

Rafael was diagnosed with acute diabetes, a condition that forced him to leave the monastery three times, but each time, as soon as he survived enough, he returned to monastic life.


He died on April 26, 1938 in Dueñas, Palencia, Spain.