St Luis Batiz Sainz – Feast Day – May 21

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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.

The Memorial of St. Luis Batiz Sainz – Feast Day

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
Profession Priest
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
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Saint’s Biography

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.

Saint Luis Batiz Sainz
St. Luis Batiz Sainz

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