Narciso Simon Sala

Simon, Narciso

Born March 9, 1908 in Fornells (Gerona)

Professed August 15, 1934

Shot October 19, 1936 in Mas Claret-Cervera (Lérida)

 

In the village of Fornells de la Selva, in the province of Girona, Brother Narciso was born on September 9, 1908. His parents were Don Salvador Simon and Carmen Sala. He received the Sacrament of Baptism in the parish of San Cucufate on September 16th. Three years later, he received the Sacrament of Confirmation from the Bishop of Gerona.

He entered the Novitiate of Vic in 1933. On August 14th, he would begin a year of intensive prayer, study and tests. Completing the year of trial, on August 15, 1934 he made his First Profession. His first assignment would be in Vic, and in 1936, he was reassigned to Mas Claret to serve in the various tasks of the farm.

During the Marxist Revolution and the seizure of Mas Claret, one of the Committee members from Cervera recognized him as the employee from a hotel which he had worked in Barcelona. Since then this man never missed the opportunity to let Narciso know the mistake of leaving his job. As the militant would call it “dumb.” Then the militiant offered him a proposition, but the brother stood firm in his decision to remain a religious. On October 19, 1936, in the middle of the afternoon, Narcisco was shot with the other members of the community on the farm.