Jose Segui

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Archbishop Jose Maria Segui, O.S.A.

Jose Segui, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines (1830-1845)
Born October 3, 1773
Camprodon in Gerona, Spain
Died July 4, 1845
Manila, Philippines

Jose Maria Segui, O.S.A. was the 20th Archbishop of Manila from July 5, 1830 to July 4, 1845.


Jose Segui was born in Camprodon in Gerona, Spain on October 3, 1773. He entered the Augustinian order at Seo de Urgel. He went to the Philippines in 1795 and traveled further on to China, where he servd as a missionary for 20 years. Upon his return to the Philippines, he served as procurator general of the Augustinians for 12 years.

Archbishop of Manila

He was elevated as a bishop on July 27, 1829 and was appointed as Archbishop of Manila by Pope Pius VIII on July 5, 1830. After a year, he went to Ilocos to receive his pallium from the bishop of Nueva Segovia on September 14, 1831. After 2 weeks, he started as the archbishop on September 29, 1831. He also sent several circulars to the clergy, inviting them for annual retreats.

He was the incumbent archbishop of Manila when Apolinario de la Cruz (also known as Hermano Pule) of Tayabas, the founder of the Cofradia de San Jose, was executed along with the murder of thousands of his followers. He was the uncle of Antonio de Ayala,[1] the business partner of Domingo Roxas, who was accused of complicity in the Hermano Pule revolt.


Segui died on July 4, 1845 in Manila.


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