Morales Pérez, Tomás
|born on||30 October 1908 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )|
|Place||Macuto, Venezuela, 10n37, 66w53|
|Timezone||CMT m66w55 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||06°39' 09°31 Asc. 22°16'|
Spanish Roman Catholic priest and professed member from the Jesuits who founded the Institutos Seculares de los Cruzados de María.
Morales moved to Madrid as a child in 1909 where he studied law in Madrid at the college there and obtained his doctorate in Bologna at the college there. He entered the Jesuits in 1932 and was ordained a decade later in Granada before he began serving as a teacher in Badajoz. He founded his secular institute for the purpose of engaging in a social apostolate and his strong Marian devotion led him to write on and promote the recitation of rosaries on a frequent basis.
In Ávila on 7 April 1994 he suffered a fall which resulted in a fractured femur and required an operation. His health started declining from that point and he died on 1 October at age 85 due to hypothermia in Alcalá de Henares.
He had been known in life for his holiness and the cause for his beatification opened less than a decade after his death in 2000. He became titled as a Servant of God upon this point. He became titled as Venerable on 8 November 2017 after Pope Francis confirmed that the late priest had led a model life of heroic virtue.
Sy Scholfield quotes from Profeta de nuestro tiempo: Tomás Morales SJ (1908-1994) by Javier del Hoyo Calleja (Encuentro, 1 Sept 2011), page 85:
"El 20 de octubre de 1908 (según el registro civil de Macuto), aunque el 30 de octubre según la restante documentación, a las siete de la mañana, nace en la hacienda que la familia Morales tiene en Macuto, una casa de La Guzmanía, un nuevo varón."
(Translation: On 20 October 1908 (according to the civil registry of Macuto), although on 30 October according to the rest of the documentation, he was born at seven in the morning on the ranch that the Morales family had in Macuto, a house in La Guzmanía, a newborn male.)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic priest)