St Agustin Caloca Cortes – Feast Day – May 21

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St Agustin Caloca Cortes was a Catholic priest born on May 5 1898 at Teul, Zecatecas, Mexico. He was shot dead and died as a martyr on May 25 1927 at Colotitlan, Jalisco, Mexico during the Cristeros rebellion in Mexico. He is one of the martyrs of Cristero War. We celebrate his feast day on May 21 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Agustin Caloca Cortes – Feast Day

St Agustin Caloca Cortes Biography

Date of Birth May 5 1898
Country/Place of Birth Teul, Zecatecas, Mexico in North America
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Mexico
Date of Death May 25 1927
Place of Death Colotitlan, Jalisco, Mexico
Feast Day May 21
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on November 22 1992
Canonization Canonized by Pope John Paul II on May 21 2000 during the Jubilee of Mexico

Saint’s Biography

Saint Agustin Caloca Cortes studied at the seminary in Guadalajara, Mexico until it was closed down by the anti-clerical government.

Agustin resumed his studies in the covert of Our Lady of Guadalajara founded by St Cristobal Magallanes. Later, ordained on  August 5, 1923. Arrested for continued religious work and unfounded suspicion of involvement in the rebellion of the armed Cristeros. Tortured with Saint Cristobal Magallanes. 

Saint Agustin Caloca Cortes
Saint Agustin Caloca Cortes

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