The feast of Blessed Salvio Huix Miralpéix of the Vic Oratory in Catalonia.

After twenty years in his Oratory, he was made a bishop, first in Ibiza and then in Lleida. It was here that, in 1936, he was imprisoned by the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War. He ministered to his fellow prisoners, and when offered freedom in exchange for renouncing the Faith, he refused.

When he and twenty other prisoners were taken for execution, having dug his own grave, Blessed Salvio asked to be killed last so that he could bless the others as they died. One of the militants shot him in his right arm to stop him doing so, but he carried on blessing the prisoners with his left. He was at last shot, receiving the palm of martyrdom.

Blessed Salvio, pray for us!