The Information Service of the Discalced Carmelite Curia July 1 newsletter includes a list of names of some of the 498 martyrs of the religious persecution in Spain, including 2 bishops, 24 diocesan priests, 462 religious, 1 deacon, 1 subdeacon and 7 lay people. The persecution followed Spain's Marxist revolution of 1934 and civil war of 1936-1939. They will be beatified on October 28, 2007 at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. Others have already been beatified who were persecuted during that outbreak of hatred toward the Catholic faith, including 3 Discalced Carmelite nuns from Guadalajara. The beatification process is continuing for still others, including martyrs from the Tarragona Group and martyrs from the Province of Aragon-Valencia.
Among the Carmelites to be beatified on October 28 is Lucas of St. Joseph, the renowned author of "Holiness in the Cloister", a commentary on the "Cautions" of St. John of the Cross (published in English under the title The Secret Sanctity of St. John of the Cross).
The Arizona Daily Star previously published an article about two of those to be beatified who were Discalced Carmelite friars in Tucson who returned to Spain during the crisis. They are Rev. Lucas Tristany and the Rev. Eduardo Farré. The Daily Star quotes a local deacon:
"It is a very historical moment. These men went back to Spain knowing full well they were going to risk their lives and face death in the face of religious freedom," said Deacon George Rodriguez of the East Side Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church."
Since that time, in 1964, the Catalonian Carmelite friars in Arizona affiliated with the Discalced Carmelites in California forming what is now the California-Arizona Province of Discalced Carmelites.