St Salvador Lara Puente was a layman born on August 13 1905 in Berlín, Durango, 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 Salvador Lara Puente Biography
|Date of Birth||August 13 1905|
|Country/Place of Birth||Berlín, Durango, Mexico|
|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 Salvador Lara Puente was a seminarian at Durango in Mexico and was forced to drop out to help support his family financially. He helped St. Luis Batiz in his parish work.
President of Catholic Action (ACJM). Secretary of the National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty (LNDLR).
On 29 July 1929, a LNDLR meeting drew a crowd of over 500. A few days later a group of soldiers gathered up the LNDLR officers, and announced they were taking them to the state capital to explain their position.
After leaving town, the soldiers stopped the cars and accused their prisoners of plotting armed revolt against the government. Salvador was offered his freedom if he would recognize the legitimacy of Calle’s anti-religious government; he declined. Martyr.
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