St Jenaro Sánchez DelGadillo – Feast Day – May 21

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St Jenaro Sánchez DelGadillo was a Catholic Priest born on September 19 1886 at Zapopán, diocese of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He was hanged from a mesquite tree and died as a martyr on January 17 1927 at Tecolotlan, Jalisco, 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. Jenaro Sánchez DelGadillo – Feast Day

St Jenaro Sánchez DelGadillo Biography

Date of Birth September 19 1886
Country/Place of Birth Zapopán, diocese of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Mexico
Date of Death January 17 1927
Place of Death Tecolotlan, 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 Jenaro Sánchez DelGadillo was born on September 19, 1886, in Jalisco, Mexico. Joined the seminar at Guadalajara.

In 1911 he became a priest and was sent to several churches, including Tecolotlan, Jalisco. Jenaro was known for his charity towards his parishioners and the sick.

When anti-religious laws were publicized, he celebrated mass in private homes. On January 17, 1927, h was arrested and killed while preparing to celebrate Mass on his Farm in Tecolotlan, Jalisco in Mexico.

His was corpse mutilated and left hanging as a warning. Relics translated to Cocula, Jalisco in 1934

Saint Jenaro Sánchez DelGadillo
Saint Jenaro Sánchez DelGadillo

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