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Saint Joseph Oriol
Born November 23, 1650, Barcelona
Died March 23, 1702, Barcelona
Venerated 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) (November 23, 1650 – March 23, 1702) is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. He is called the "Thaumaturgus of Barcelona." A native of Barcelona, he studied in 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, were 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.

Veneration

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.

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