Young layman in the diocese of Córdoba, Spain. His mother died with the boy was three, his father when Bartolome was 12. Raised by his uncles and local Salesian brothers, he was recognized in his youth as a natural leader. Member of Catholic Action. Catechist. Member of the Salesian Cooperators. Social worker, noted for his mastery of Church teachings on social doctrine. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.