St Atilano Cruz-Alvarado – Feast Day – May 21

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St Atilano Cruz-Alvarado was a Catholic priest born on October 5 1901 in Ahuetita de Abajo, Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. He was shot dead and died as a martyr on July 1 1928 in Las Cruces, Cuquío, 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

The Memorial of St. Atilano Cruz-Alvarado – Feast Day

St Atilano Cruz-Alvarado Biography

Date of Birth October 5 1901
Country/Place of Birth Ahuetita de Abajo, Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico
Date of Death July 1 1928
Place of Death Las Cruces, Cuquío, 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
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Atilano Cruz-Alvarado was a priest in the archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, when ordination was a crime in Mexico.

Atilano provided the Catholics with a safe house and administered the sacraments secretly and hidden from the authorities. He was killed in the Mexican Revolution.

Saint Atilano Cruz-Alvarado
St. Atilano Cruz-Alvarado

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