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.
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|
|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|
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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.