Saint of the day
The Servant of God José Andrés Merino was born in Madrid on April 23, 1905. He forged his religious and apostolic life in the family home in Madrid and Catholic Action. At 28, he entered the Dominicans. After completing his studies in theology and being ordained a priest, he was sent to La Felguera (Asturias), where he became superior of the community. He returned to Madrid, but then was assigned to Mexico to preach, one of the particular charisms of the Dominican order. José Andrés Merino arrived at the novitiate in Palencia in 1951 and served for 16 years as the director of novices. During those years, he was responsible for overseeing the spiritual development of almost a thousand young men who sought to understand God’s will for them. After he left his office, he was sick for two very hard years. Fr. Merino died on December 6, 1968. His cause for canonization was introduced in 2001.