Joseph Oriol

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Saint Joseph Oriol
Statue of Saint Joseph Oriol - Santa Maria del Mar - Barcelona 2014.jpg
Statue of Saint Joseph Oriol - Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona
Born 23 November 1650
Died 23 March 1702
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 5 September 1806 by Pius VII
Canonized 20 May 1909 by Pius X
Major shrine Santa Maria del Pi, Barcelona
Feast 23 March

Saint Joseph Oriol (José Orioli) (Catalan: Sant Josep Oriol) (23 November 1650 – 23 March 1702) is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. He is called the "Thaumaturgus of Barcelona." A native of Barcelona, he studied at the University of Barcelona, receiving the degree of Doctor of Theology, 1 August 1674.

He was ordained priest on 30 May 1676. He visited Rome in 1686 and was granted a benefice in the church of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona, where he is buried.

Wanting to experience martyrdom, he went to Rome in April 1698 to offer himself for the foreign missions, but he fell sick at Marseilles and returned to Barcelona. He was said to have prophetic and miraculous powers. The dying, the blind, the deaf and dumb, the lame, and the paralytic, were said to be instantly cured by him.

He is buried in the Church "Maria De Pi" in central Barcelona.


Saint Joseph Oriol Chapel and the Saint Pancras and Saint Roch Chapels in the cathedral of Barcelona

He was beatified by Pius VII, 5 September 1806, and canonized by Pius X, 20 May 1909. His feast occurs on 23 March.

San Joseps Grave at Maria De Pi Church Barcelona

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