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He was born in Manresa (Barcelona) on July 24, 1822. He studied philosophy and theology in Barcelona, then moved to Vic, studying morals. He went to Rome, where he was ordained to the priesthood. When he returned to Spain, he held various pastoral positions but soon realized that his vocation was not the care of souls. On the advice of Mr. Passarell, secretary of the bishop of Vic, he met with Father Claret, whom he only knew by hearsay. It was June 1849. He joined Fr. Claret in July to found the Congregation. He soon took charge of the first Brothers of the Congregation. In 1858, he was named Sub-Director General of the Congregation. In 1870, he accompanied Fr. Claret in Fontfroide during his last days, writing a summary of his life. In 1888, he ceased to be Sub-Director General and became Secretary. He wrote books on the catechesis of the deaf and dumb and promoted the Cause of the Beatification of Father Claret. In 1898, he died in the house of Gracia (Barcelona) with a reputation of sanctity. His cause of Beatification is introduced in Rome.
A brief portrait of a biographer: “loved and venerated by all, indefatigable forger of his Christian and religious perfection; solicitous of the welfare of each one; who passed through the earth, leaving behind him a soft perfume of holiness. He had no enemy whatsoever”.