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Barcelona in Barcelonès, Catalonia, Spain
 

The Miracle of Saint Joseph Oriol

 
 
The Miracle of Saint Joseph Oriol's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
1. The Miracle of Saint Joseph Oriol's Marker
Inscription.  En 6 de abril de 1806 llegó la noticia de la aprobación de los milagros del siervo de dios Dr. José Oriol con cuyo motivo iluminóse exteriormente esta iglesia y al pasar por este puentecito se cayó desplomado al suelo el director José Mestres sin recibir el menor daño a pesar de su extraordinaria gordura como consta en el archivo de la r. comunidad y para cuyo recuerdo se colocó esta lapida.

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(English translation:) On April 6, 1806, the news arrived of the approval of the miracles of the Servant of God, Dr. José Oriol, and for which reason this church was lit up to celebrate his pending beatification. At the same time, while passing over this small bridge (see Photo 2), the Director and Parish Priest José Mestres fell to the ground from the bridge without receiving the slightest injury, despite his extraordinary girth. This (miracle) is described in the files of the Church and for whose commemoration this tablet is placed.
 
Location. 41° 22.928′ N, 2° 10.459′ E. Marker is in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Barcelonès

The Miracle of Saint Joseph Oriol Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
2. The Miracle of Saint Joseph Oriol Marker - wide view
The walkway ("puentecito") from which José Mestres fell on April 6 is, presumably, the one visible here to the left of and about 5-6 meters above the marker.
. Marker is on Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ramon Bech i Taberner (within shouting distance of this marker); Josep Puiggarí i Llobet (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Catalan Satire and Humor (about 90 meters away); Joan Magriñà i Sanromà (about 90 meters away); Angel Guimerá (about 90 meters away); El Call: Rabbi Samuel Ha-Sardi Stone (about 90 meters away); Maurici Serrahima i Bofill (about 120 meters away); Memorial to the Victims of the Bombing of January 30, 1938 (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barcelona.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the north east exterior of the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi, about 4 meters above ground.
 
Regarding The Miracle of Saint Joseph Oriol. Josep Oriol was a Catholic priest in 17th Century Barcelona who was renowned for working miracles. In order to be recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, it was necessary (at that time) for the candidate for sainthood to have had three of their post-mortem miracles researched and confirmed. It was the news of the confirmation of his three miracles that arrived on April 6, 1806, that caused churches to be lit up; it was during this celebration that José Mestres fell from the church, but was "miraculously" unhurt, with his lack of injury being attributed to St. Josep's intercession.
 
Also see . . .
Statue of Saint Joseph Oriol in the Santa Maria del Mar Church in Barcelona image. Click for full size.
photo courtesy of © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro (via Wikimedia commons under CC BY-SA 3.0), December 4, 2014
3. Statue of Saint Joseph Oriol in the Santa Maria del Mar Church in Barcelona

1. Joseph Oriol (Wikipedia). "Saint Joseph Oriol (José Orioli) (Catalan: Sant Josep Oriol) (23 November 1650 – 23 March 1702) was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest now venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church who is called the "Thaumaturgus of Barcelona"....He was beatified under Pope Pius VII on 5 September 1808 and Pope Pius X later canonized him as a saint on 20 May 1909....He was said to have prophetic and miraculous powers. The dying, the blind, the deaf and dumb, the lame, and the paralytic, were said to be instantly cured by him." (Submitted on December 4, 2019.) 

2. Josep Oriol – the wonderful life of Doctor Bread & Water. A very short biography.... (Submitted on December 4, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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