St Jesús Méndez-Montoya – Feast Day – May 21

Today is Saturday, January 28, 2023

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.


The Memorial of St Jesús Méndez-Montoya – Feast Day

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
Profession Priest
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
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Saint’s Biography

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.

Saint Jesús Méndez-Montoya
Saint Jesús Méndez-Montoya

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