Manuel García Nieto was born on April 5, 1894 in Macotera (Salamanca, Spain). Before entering the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in 1926, he was a diocesan priest in Salamanca. After his last vows in 1937, he spent almost his entire life at the Pontifical Seminary of Comillas (Cantabria, Spain) as spiritual director and teacher. He distinguished himself, there, by his spirit of prayer, his devotion to seminarians and his love for the priesthood and for the poor. He died with a reputation for holiness in Comillas on April 13, 1974.
Fr. Pascual Cebollada, postulator of the causes of the Society of Jesus, mentions that, at present, there are about 80 Jesuits whose files are open in the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, among them 53 of Jesuits already beatified. Some processes are "asleep" when popular devotion is not sufficiently alive. Miguel Pro (Mexico), Fr. Rupert Mayer (Germany) or Br. Francisco Gárate (Spain), we are simply waiting for the miracle necessary for his canonization.