Blessed José Tarrats Comaposada

Blessed José Tarrats Comaposada

José Tarrats Comaposada


  • Death: 09/28/1936
  • Nationality (place of birth): Spain

José Tarrats (1878-1936) 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 Tarrats entered the Society in 1895 and worked first as a tailor before serving as an infirmarian at the Jesuit residence in Valencia in 1910. When he was arrested, he was helping elderly Jesuits at the Jesuit infirmary and other elderly people at the nursing home run by Little Sisters of the Poor. He was promptly executed on the same day.

Other Martyrs of the secularization era

Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ