The holy Francisco Coll y Guitart OP (* 18th May 1812 in Gombrèn , Spain ; † 2. April 1875 ibid) was Chaplain of the Dominicans and is a saint of the Catholic Church . His Catholic feast day in the liturgy is April 2nd.
He then worked as a pastor and missionary with the people of his rural homeland. In 1856 he founded the women's congregation “De la Anunciata” as a branch of the Third Order of St. Dominic for teaching and raising poor rural children. Francisco Coll went blind after a stroke in 1869 and died on April 2, 1875 in his birthplace.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Coll y Guitart, Francisco (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Spanish founder of the order and saint of the Roman Catholic Church|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 18, 1812|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Gombrèn , Spain|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 2, 1875|
|Place of death||Gombrèn , Spain|