St Toribio Romo González – Feast Day – May 21

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St Toribio Romo González was a Catholic Priest born on April 16 1900 in Santa Ana de Guadalupe, Jalostotitlán parish, San Juan de los Lagos diocese, Jalisco, Mexico. He was shot in the back and died as a martyr on February 25 1928 in his rectory in Agua Caliente, Jalisco, 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 Saint Toribio Romo González – Feast Day

St Toribio Romo González Biography

Date of Birth April 16 1900
Country/Place of Birth Santa Ana de Guadalupe, Jalostotitlán parish, San Juan de los Lagos diocese, Jalisco, Mexico
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Catholic Priest
Place of Work Mexico
Date of Death February 25 1928
Place of Death Agua Caliente, Jalisco, 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
Patron Saint of Immigrants

Biography

St Toribio Romo González
St Toribio Romo González

St. Toribio Romo González was ordained a priest at the age of 21. He then became the parish priest in Tequila, Jalisco in the Archdiocese of Guadalajara in Mexico.

Later, he transferred to be the parish priest of Agua Caliente in Mexico. He was known for great devotion to the Eucharist. Toribio was killed during the Mexican Revolution for the crime of being a priest.

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