Thursday, June 14, 2007

Beatification of Fr Lucas of St Joseph, O.C.D. and Fr Eduardo of the Child Jesus, O.C.D.

Both of the new beati served in what is now the Province of St Joseph in the western United States. "Fr. Lucas was the first Pastor of Holy Family Church in Tucson. He also served at Holy Cross in Morenci, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Florence, and Santa Cruz in Tucson. Fr. Eduardo ministered at Holy Family and at Santa Cruz. (He also served as prior of the monastery that our Catalan friars established in Washington, D.C. in 1916). After their return to Spain from the United States, they were martyred during the Spanish Civil War in July, 1936, Fr. Lucas in Barcelona and Fr. Eduardo in Montcada."

There is much more information here, including some pictures.