Monday, November 23, 2009

Padre Miguel Pro took up his cross.

Miguel Pro: a Mexican Jesuit martyred by a firing squad 81 years ago today in Mexico City. At his execution Fr. Pro forgave his executioners, refused the blindfold and died proclaiming, "Viva Cristo Rey", "Long live Christ the King!"
The President, a fiercely anti-Catholic Leftist named Plutarco Calles, famously blundered by publishing photographs of Pro’s execution to serve as a deterrent to potential adversaries. The photos were so instantly popular among Mexican Catholics that within a week of their publication by the government it had become illegal to possess one. [Catholic World News – Off the Record]
“If the powers of this world had only known
, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.” (1 Cor. 2:8)
If the powers of the Mexican revolutionary regime had only known, they would not have crucified a disciple of the Lord of Glory.

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