Ramón Grimaltos (1861-1936) was one of the 11 Jesuits who were martyred in Gandía and Valencia, Spain between August 19 and December 29, 1936 at the start of the Spanish Civil War. They had not been living together in community since the Society had been suppressed in Spain four years earlier. Their apostolic work had been greatly restricted, but it did not end until the civil war broke out.
Brother Grimaltos entered the Society at age 29 and served as a gardener. He came to Gandía in 1917, and was executed with Father Carbonell on the night of August 23. He was on his knees praying when he was executed.
Other Martyrs of the secularization era
Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ