Categories: From the Order
      Date: Aug 23, 2013
     Title: A Monument to Augustinian Martyrs
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August 2013


On August 21, 2013, a monument was erected in the cemetery of Paracuellos, Spain, to commemorate the place where 70 of our friars were killed in 1936 in the religious persecution that occured during Spain's Civil War. A part of the monument is a mosaic reproduction of the large painting of their martyrdom, the work of Pedro Martínez Tavera, which hangs in the Sala de Capas of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo of El Escorial. On October 28, 2007 these martyrs of Paracuellos were among the 98 Augustinian martyrs of the war who were beatified in Saint Peter's Square.