Oct 18, 2006

L.A.'s links to "Mexico siempre fiel" -- "Mexico ever faithful"


Not every Angeleno knows that many thousands who settled in the Southland between 1910 and 1940 were faithful Catholics from Mexico who came here to escape murderous persecution of, and war against, the Church by Communist-Masonic-atheist revolutionaries and dictators.

The enemies of Christ, the Blessed Mother, the Church and our clergy and religious executed thousands of heroic Catholics, including many priests.

One of those priests, St. Jose Maria Robles Hurtado (1888-1927), pictured above, was hanged outside Quila, Jalisco, before dawn on June 26, 1927 (click on this post's title to read his unforgettable story). He was a great lover of the Holy Eucharist and a fervent apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Kingship of Christ. He told the people of Mexico that they had a right to take up arms to defend themselves and their families against their persecutors.

Padre Jose gave his murderers a candle to light their way. Saying, "Don't dirty your hands" to the hangman, a friend of his, he took the noose, kissed it and placed it around his own neck.

Here is an excellent Website, en Espanol, about Padre Jose: http://www.sanjosemariaroblesh.org/

In 1915 Padre Jose founded the Institute of Sisters Victims of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, now called the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through them we have a link to him; they are at St. Peter Church in Fallbrook, in the Diocese of San Diego, and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on South Norwalk Boulevard in Los Nietos, in our Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

There is much sacrifice and sanctity behind every Catholic parish in L.A. and everywhere. May we always remember that and never part company with our heroic forebears and ancestors.

Many saints down to the present day have sacrificed all for Christ and our Church; may we do our best every day to never desert Him and them in thought, word or deed. Amen.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tito said...

Viva los Christos!

My great grand uncle was a victim of Pancho Villa and los Blancos who wanted an atheistic state in Mexico. They may have won the battle but Mexico is still Catholic to the Core!

11:09 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Estimado Sr. Tito,

You and your whole family can always be proud of your great grand uncle. His example is one of many good reasons that Mexico is Catholic to the core.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...

I was baptized by a priest who was very much like Blessed Miguel Pro, but was never caught, Fr. Ramirez, S.J. Many of my relatives on my mother's side still live in Mexico.

I only wish that "Mexico is still Catholic to the Core!" Mexican Catholics want to imitate American Catholics too much, you hardly ever see a woman with her head covered in church in Mexico today. I understand that both Protestantism, Mormonism, and Islam are growing rapidly in Mexico.

I would be happy to be proved wrong on this!

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, rega por nosotros!

Kenneth M. Fisher

2:00 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Kenneth,

Thank you for telling about the priest who baptized you. That is exciting. Just out of curiosity: In which state(s)in Mexico do your relatives live?

Yes, I know you are right about the inroads that the sects and secular culture make in Mexico. But let us pray that there will always be a core of the people of Mexico who will always bee faithful no matter what.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...

Quintero,

My family on my mother' side comes from Chihuahua, Chih. As a matter of fact, my ancestor Fr. Jose de la Luz Corral, S.J. founded the Jesuit Univ. of Chihuahua and he was the acting Archbihop of Chihuahua during the French perscecution. He is a legend in Chihuahua.

Kenneth M. Fisher

1:44 PM  

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