St. Michael de Sanctis was born in Spanish Catalonia on September 29, 1591. At age 6, he decided he would become a monk. In 1607 at age 15, he took his vows at the monastery of St. Lambert at Zaragoza, Spain. Later drawn to the Discalced Trinitarians, St. Michael de Sanctis began his novitiate in Madrid, Spain, and took vows. St. Michael de Sanctis, who eventually became a priest, was elected superior of the monastery at Valladolid, Spain. He spent his much of his time in prayer and was very devout. St. Michael de Sanctis died April 10, 1625, in Valladolid.