St Jesús Méndez-Montoya, also known as Gesú Méndez, was a Catholic Priest born on June 10 1880 in Tarímbaro, Michoacán, Mexico. He was shot three times and died as a martyr on February 5 1928 in Valtierrilla, Guanajuato, 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 Jesús Méndez-Montoya Biography
|Date of Birth||June 10 1880|
|Country/Place of Birth||Tarímbaro, Michoacán, Mexico|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Priests|
|Place of Work||Mexico|
|Date of Death||February 5 1928|
|Place of Death||Valtierrilla, Guanajuato, 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|
|Patron Saint of|
Saint Jesús Méndez-Montoya was a priest in the Diocese of Morelia in Mexico.
During the persecutions of the Mexican Revolution, he hid in the villages of the peasants.
He lived with them and taught them catechism. He was a Musician and music teacher and died as a Martyr.
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