St David Uribe-Velasco – Feast Day – May 21

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St David Uribe-Velasco was a Catholic Priest born on December 29 1888 at Buenavista de Cuellar, Guerrero, Mexico. He was shot dead and died as a martyr on April 12 1927 near San Jose Videl, Morelia, Mexico during the Cristeros rebellion in Mexico. He is one of the martyrs of the Cristero War. We celebrate his feast day on May 21 every year in the Catholic Church

The Memorial of St. David Uribe-Velasco – Feast Day

St David Uribe-Velasco Biography

Date of Birth December 29 1888
Country/Place of Birth Buenavista de Cuellar, Guerrero, Mexico
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Mexico
Date of Death April 12 1927
Place of Death Near San Jose Videl, Morelia, 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
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Saint David Uribe-Velasco
Saint David Uribe-Velasco

Saint’s Biography

Saint David Uribe-Velasco was born in Diocese of Chilapa on December 29, 1889. He was the son of Juan Uribe Ayal and Victoriana Velasco Gutierrez.

In 1903 at age 14, he entered the seminary at Chilapa. David Uribe was a deacon in 1911 and was ordained on March 2, 1913. 


He was shot in the back of the head on April 12 1927 near San Jose Videl, Morelia, Mexico.

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