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Blessed Miguel Pro: 20th Century Mexican Martyr by Ann Ball - Catholic Book, Softcover, 119 pp.
Blessed Miguel Pro: 20th Century Mexican Martyr by Ann Ball - Catholic Book, Softcover, 119 pp.

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For the first time in the history of the Church, a martyr has been photographed at the moment of his death. This dramatic photo is one of 46 black and white pictures which illustrate the inspiring new biography of one of the greatest sons of Mexico, Fr. Miguel Pro. Executed by the Masonic government in 1927 for the "crime" of being a Catholic priest, his death inspired thousands of repressed citizens to turn out in throngs to pay their last respects after his martyrdom. This young Jesuit spent most of his short life dodging the Mexican police as he ministered to the underground Church during the Mexican Revolution. Every member of the family will be delighted by this fast paced, true story of a modern Catholic hero whose last words on earth were, "Viva Cristo Rey!" - "Long live Christ the King!"

He used interesting disguises to slip past authorities in order to celebrate Mass in secret and otherwise minister to his people. He fearlessly continued such dangerous missions despite health problems and eventually was arrested and martyred for his faith.The reader will learn a lot about the politics, culture and religion of his time. Also included in the book are a number of black and white photos of Blessed Miguel Pro - including several of him in disguise and those taken at his execution and his funeral. The government allowed photographers to be present at the execution in order to make an example of the martyr, but later tried to prevent their release. The appendix includes prayers and poems written by Blessed Miguel Pro, a novena and chaplet composed in his honor, and ideas for a celebration for his Feast Day, November 23.

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