| Ecclesiastical, writer and
academician born in Graus
He was born in Graus in 1835
and died in Madrid in 1895. It was ecclesiastic, a writer and
academician; he did studies in the Pontifical University of Rome and
the Holy See, distinguished him with a Domestic Prelature.
Apparently he resigned an episcopate
for his defective way of walking, that he believed not adapted to
the charge. He devoted himself actively to the ministry and he was
an adviser of the Catholic Youth of Madrid, an examiner sinodal
of the archbishoprics of Seville and Toledo and the director of some
private center of education.
He also was a protector and patron
of his nephew Joaquín Costa in his intellectual beginning
(1868), since he offered him a teacher's position in the American
Hispanic School of Santa Elizabeth and provided economic aid; the
same way he entrusted to Costa the famous case of "La
Solana" (Remón-Bustillo legacy), which should cost
so many headaches to the Aragonese legal expert.
He was an academician of that of Moral
and Political Sciences, adviser of Public Instruction and founded
in Madrid the newspaper `The catholic spirit' and the magazine
`The Catholic Reading' (he was its director), being a collaborator
of the newspapers of Madrid: `The Regeneration', `The Allegiance'
and `The Spanish Thought'.
He proved to be likewise an ardent defender
of the traditionalist ideology and a fruit of his social worry, was
the creation of the School of Arts and Crafts in Graus.
He founded diverse working associations
and he was met like `the poor's Father'. His works are: `La punished
apostasy', `Exégesis de los libros Santos' (unfinished work),
`Eberhardo o el pensador de la germania'' and `The religious
crisis, has in the Catholicism its most effective remedy'; all of
them inside the line of his catholic thought.
Monsignor Salamero suffered a
feeble constitution, very probably inherited, which forced him to
develop a hidden activity for many years of his existence. For it,
the Cardinal Ceferino González, his big friend, offered to
him opportune accommodation during long periods.
Some columnists were saying of him:
"without moving of house he might have created a brilliant political
position, extracting party of his public and private liberalities,
without number and without valuation; but the nobility of his character
and his indifference, which did him live only for the others, prevented
him from entering similar way".
The Graus town produced an impressive homage on March 19, 1891, dying in Madrid on December 30 four years later.