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Blessed Miguel Pro: 20th Century Mexican Martyr
by Ann Ball
This is the inspiring story of the famous Father Miguel Pro who was executed in Mexico in 1927 for the crime of being a Catholic priest. This young Jesuit spent most of his short life in the priesthood dodging the Mexican police as he ministered to the underground Church during the Mexican Revolution. Fr Pro's quick wit and keen sense of humor were put to good use as he pe ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by TAN Books
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Fr. Miguel Pro was a Jesuit priest and a real man with great courage. He had talent, a sense of humor and true grit. He had stomach surgery three times, once without anesthetic. An inspiring true story and an interesting history lesson about Mexico.
Blessed Miguel Pro's life was, tragically, very short, yet very devout. He lived in a time when Catholic Mexico endured violent persecution under the regime of President Plutarco Elias Calles, a dangerous time to publically acknowledge one's Catholic faith, much less enter the priesthood. Miguel, often called "God's Jester" by those familiar with his sense of humor, risked life and limb to complete his Jesuit training and spread the Word to his people. In 1927, Miguel was accused of involvement ...more
This is an EXCELLENT story to read. I love this book and the story of Blessed Miguel. This story contains many details of his childhood, his priesthood, and his martyrdom. My favorite part of the book would have to be about his younger years--very comical!