Five Tucson Carmelite Friars

Hace días tuve el honor de participar en la Misa en honor del centenario de la dedicación de la parroquia de Santa Cruz, sucedido un 9 de febrero de 1919 en Tucson, AZ. Los Carmelitas Descalzos son parte fundamental en el desarrollo del catolicismo en el sur de Arizona, enviando a sacerdotes para atender a diferentes capillas y parroquias de la Diócesis. Una parroquia atendida en su momento por la Orden fue la parroquia de la Sagrada Familia (Holy Family). En la imagen siguiente podemos ver a 5 Carmelitas Descalzos - 4 sacerdotes y un hermano -  que vivieron en la comunidad de Tucson y quienes, a su regreso a España, murieron en manos de las tropas franquistas en 1936. 

 

La siguiente información fue tomada de la página http://tucsonpriests.blogspot.com (en Inglés):

 

Bl. Lucas of St. Joseph (Tristany), O.C.D.  

Born: December 14, 1872, Lerida, Spain 
Ordained priest: May 27, 1899  

Assignments:   

Holy Cross Church, Morenci, 1914  
Vicar Provincial 1914-1924  
Assumption of BVM Church, Florence 1915  
Holy Family Church (first pastor), Tucson 1915-1924
Santa Cruz Church , Tucson 1919   
Provincial of the Catalan Province 1924-1925  
Definitor General, Rome 1925-1931  
Prior of the monastery in Barcelona 1933-1936  
Provincial of the Catalan Province for the second time 1936  
Martyred: July 20, 1936 Barcelona  
Martyrdom promulgated by the Holy See: June 22, 2004  
Beatified: October 28, 2007 Rome  

 

Bl. Eduardo of the Child Jesus (Farré), O.C.D.  

Born: April 3, 1897, Torms, Lerida, Spain 
Ordained priest: June 13, 1920  

Assignments:  

Holy Family Church, Tucson, Arizona 1926-1927,1930-1932
Carmelite House of Studies, Washington, D.C. 1928-1930
Santa Cruz Church, Tucson, Arizona 1932-1933
Returns to Spain 1933
Professor of Theology in Barcelona 1933-1936
Prior of the monastery of Tarragona 1936
Martyred: During the Spanish Civil War, July 25, 1936 in Montcada, Spain
Martyrdom promulgated by the Holy See : June 22, 2004
Beatified: October 28, 2007 Rome 

 

Fr. Pedro of St. Elijah (Heriz Eguíluz), O.C.D.  

Born: February, 22, 1867, Barajuen, Valle de Aramayora, Spain
Ordained priest: December 21, 1897  

Assignments:   

First foundation in the U.S.A. Winkelman, Arizona, January 28, 1912
Mission chapel, Hayden, Arizona February 28, 1912
Mission chapel, Sonora, Arizona June 22, 1912, July 30, 1914 - December 1914 
Mission chapel, Ray, Arizona May, 15, 1913
Morenci, Arizona August 14, 1913 - July 1914 
Assumption Church Florence, Arizona, December 4, 1914 - 1916
Durango 1916-1930
Returns to Spain and is elected Definitor Provincial 1930-1933
Novice Master 1930-1936
Martyred: November, 11, 1936, Torredembarra
Beatified:  October 13, 2013 

 

Fr. Vicente of the Cross (Gallén), O.C.D.  

Born: September 29, 1908, Vallat, Spain
Ordained priest: June 9, 1934 

Assignments: 

Carmelite House of Studies Washington D.C., decree in Theology and Canon Law from the Catholic University of America 1930-1933
Assistant Pastor at Holy Family Church, Tucson, Arizona, 1933-1936 
Monastery in Tarragona 1936 
Martyred: July 31, 1936, near Tarragona. 
Beatified: October 13, 2013  

 

Brother Angel of St. Joseph (Fort), O.C.D. 

Born: October 20, 1896, Espluga de Francolí, Spain 
First Profession of vows: June 2, 1921, Santa Cruz Church, Tucson, Arizona 
Solemn Profession vows: January 5. 1924, Santa Cruz Church, Tucson, Arizona 

Assignments: 
Santa Cruz Church, Tucson, Arizona, 1916-1934 
Monastery of Tarragona, 1934-1936 
Martyred: July 31, 1936 near Tarragona   
Beatified:  October 13, 2013 

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