St Luis Batiz Sainz was a Catholic Priest born on September 13 1870 at San Miguel del Mezquital, Mexico. He was shot and died as a martyr on August 15 1926 at Chalchihuites, Zacatecas, 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 Luis Batiz Sainz Biography
|Date of Birth||September 13 1870|
|Country/Place of Birth||San Miguel del Mezquital, Mexico|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Priests|
|Place of Work||Mexico|
|Date of Death||August 15 1926|
|Place of Death||Chalchihuites, Zacatecas, 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|
|Patron Saint of|
Saint Luis Batiz Sainz was known as a devout child. Luis entered the seminary of Durango, Mexico at 12. Consecrated on January 1, 1894.
He was a spiritual leader of the seminary and pastor in Mexico. Luis worked with the Catholic Action. He taught catechism for children and adults.
Preached against violence and violent revolution and was accused of planning anti-government riots. Arrested on 14 August 1926 by government troops.
He was offered his freedom if he recognized the legitimacy of the anti-religious government of Calle; he refused.
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