Born: December 29, 1811
Died: March 20, 1872
Biography: Blessed Francis Palau y Quer is a beatified Discalced Carmelite Spanish priest. He founded The School of the Virtue -- which was a model of catechetical teaching for adult persons at Barcelona. In 1860-61, he also founded a mixed Congregation of Third Order of Discalced Carmelites, both Brothers and Sisters, in Balearic Islands.