Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Saint Atilano Cruz Alvarado – Saint of the Day – July 1

Saint Atilano Cruz Alvarado Biography

St. Atilano Cruz Alvarado Profile. Born: October 5, 1901, in Mexico, South America. Worked in Mexico. Died: July 1, 1928, in Ahuetita de Abajo, Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. Feast Day is celebrated on July 1.

The Memorial of St. Atilano Saint of the Day

St. Atilano Cruz Alvarado Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

October 5 1901

Country of Birth

Mexico of South America

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Priests

Profession

Priest

Place of Work

Mexico

Date of Death

July 1 1928

Place of Death

Ahuetita de Abajo, Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico

Feast Day

July 1

Beatification

Beatified by Pope John Paul II

Canonization

Canonized by Pope John Paul II

Patron Saint of

N/A

Saint Atilano Cruz Alvarado
Saint Atilano Cruz Alvarado

Biography

St. Atilano was born on October 5, 1901. For much of his young life, he worked as a ranch hand for his family. He began studying for priesthood at the age of 17. He became ordained in July 1927. However, he began his priestly ministry at a time when the Mexican government was at its most violent phase of the persecution of the Catholic. He worked in the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico. He ministered and converted Catholics giving out sacraments in secret and hiding from the authorities.

A year after his ordination he was sent to Cuquío. There the parish was being run from a ranch house, called “Las Cruces”. In the early morning of July 1, he was captured by soldiers. While he was praying at the foot of his bed St. Atilano was shot by soldiers. While still alive his body was carried to Cuquío. There their bodies were dragged through the central square till they died.