St Manuel Moralez – Feast Day – May 21

Today is Saturday, January 28, 2023

St Manuel Moralez was a layman born on February 8 1898 at Mesillas, Zacatecas, Mexico. He was shot by a firing squad and died as a martyr on August 15 1926 in the mountains near 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 Manuel Moralez Feast Day

St Manuel Moralez Biography

Date of Birth February 8 1898
Country/Place of Birth Mesillas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Profession Layman
Place of Work Mexico
Date of Death August 15 1926
Place of Death In the mountains near 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

Saint’s Biography

Saint Manuel Moralez was born on February 8, 1898, in Mexico. He was a seminary teacher at first but had to quit to support the family.

Manuel became a baker, married and had three children. An exemplary husband and father and secretary in the circle of Catholic workers.

Secretary of the publication Leon XIII. Secretary of the Circle of Catholic Workers. Member of Catholic Action (ACJM). President of the National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty (LNDLR).

The organization held a meeting On 29 July 1929, where Morales spoke, emphasizing the peaceful, non-political aims and methods of the group.

So after soldiers arrested the members and accused them of plotting an armed revolt against the government.

Manuel was offered freedom if he would acknowledge the legitimacy of Manuel Calle’s anti-religious government; he declined. He died as a martyr.

Saint Manuel Moralez
St. Manuel Moralez

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