Pedro Gelabert Amer (1887-1936) 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 Amer was born on the island of Majorca, where he spent most of his
Jesuit life before coming to Gandía in 1930 to work in the novitiate. He was
arrested with Father Sitjar and executed a few days later.
Other Martyrs of the secularization era
Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ