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
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|
|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 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
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