Saturday, May 21, 2016


'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint Christopher Magallanes, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs (1869-1927): Martyr-link ūnus, Martyr-link duo, Martyrs-link Companions, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
St. Christopher Magallanes, along with twenty-oneother priests & three lay companions, were martyred between 1915 & 1937, bu shooting or hanging, through eight Mexican states, for their membership in the Cristero movement. Their slogan was: "Long live Christ the King & the Virgin of Guadalupe!"
Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
St. Christopher, twenty-one diocesan priests, & three lay faithful were martyred for being part of the Cristeros movement against the anti-Catholic Mexican government during the 1920s. St. Christopher had erected a seminary in Totatiche & ministered to the people secretly. When imprisoned, he was heard to shout from is cell: "I am innocent & I die innocent. I forgive with all my heart those responsible for my death, & I ask God that the shedding of my blood serve the peace of our divided Mexico."
One of those companions is Saint Agustín Caloca Cortés, Priest & Martyr (1898-1927): Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter of James, chapter five, verses thirteen thru twenty;
Psalm One Hundred Forty-one, verses one, two, three, & eight;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter ten, verses thirteen thru sixteen.

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