José Sánchez del Río – A new saint!

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Today Pope Francis canonized seven new saints and one of them was José Sánchez del Río.  José Sánchez del Río, a 14-year-old boy who was killed in 1928 in Mexico during the “Cristero” struggle which opposed the government’s anti-Catholic and anticlerical policies. Under torture José refused to disown his faith. A handwritten note addressed to his mother and found on his dead body read: “I promise that in heaven I will prepare a place for all of you. Your José dies defending the Catholic faith for the love of Christ the King and Our Lady of Guadalupe”.

You can read more about José here. And you can watch the movie For Greater Glory that tells the true story of the 1920s Cristero War and José Sánchez del Río.

Saint José, pray for us!

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