Amado Amalrich Rasclosa

Amalrich Amado

Born on April 28, 1912 in Celra (Girona)

Professed on August 15, 1928

Shot July 26, 1936 in Lleida


The student Amado Amalrich was born April 28, 1912, in the village of Celra (Municipality) in the Province and Diocese of Girona and was baptized the following May 5th, in the Church of San Félix.

His parents were Don Narciso Amalrich and Hermenegilda Rasclosa.

He entered the Postulancy in Cervera on February 8, 1923. In the summer of that year, He went to Vic to continue studies in Humanities, where his Prefect was Father Jaime Girón. In 1925, he left the seminary to go home because he was ill, but in April of the following year he returned to Cervera to resume studies without difficulty. He had a great talent and was outstanding in all subjects.

In the summer of 1927, he returned to Vic to enter the Novitiate under the direction of Fr Ramón Ribera. He received the habit on August 14th, and made his First Profession on August 15, 1928.

On August 17, 1928, he went to Solsona to study Philosophy, where the Prefect was Fr Felipe Calvo. His study of Philosophy was on the books of Fr Gredt, a Benedictine professor of the “Anselmianum” on Rome. In mid-June 1930, due to an illness, he moved to Cervera. In  mid-September, he returned to Solsona to continue his studies.

On August 28, 1931, ffter he completed his studies of Philosophy, he moved to Cervera to continue with his studies of Theology. The trip was as follows: “It seemed desirable at the last minute that they were dressed in civilian clothes taking advantage of the secular outfits that weeks which were required by imposition of the circumstances.” The signs of the times!”

Within a short time he had to drop out of school due to illness and was sent to the community of Gracia, Barcelona. In September 1934, he returned to Solsona to start the first course of Theology. The following year he returned to Cervera to continue the program in Theology. His Prefect was Fr Felipe Calvo. When he went for the military review, he was declared useless.

The reports of the Master of Novices confirmed his intellectual qualities, seriousness, but cast doubt on others, such as his character was cold and uncommunicative. Little by little he was improving and progressing in virtue. This progress was reported by the Provincial in 1935, when he indicated his delicate health, his intellectual and artistic qualities, his good behavior as a religious, observant and obedient, and his piety and charity.

Martyrdom. He was part of the group of students entrusted to Fr Manuel Jove.