Francisco Javier Butiña y Hospital, SJ
SPAIN, 2000, show cancel
Fr. Francisco Javier Butiña y Hospital, SJ (1834-1899), a Catalan Jesuit, native of Bañolas-Gerona, was a writer who made valuable contributions to the Catalonian literature. With Bl. Bonifacia Rodríguez Castro (1837-1905) he was the founder of the Congregación de Siervas de San José, a new congregation oriented towards the protection of women workers, one of two congregations he founded. Just three months later, Butiña and his fellow Jesuits were exiled from Spain. On February 12, 2007 the Bishop of Girona, Spain, opened the diocesan process for his canonization. His book, Light from the Lowly, is available on line.