On the day of his execution, Fr. Pro forgave his executtioners, prayed, bravely refused the blindfold and died proclaiming, "Viva Cristo Rey", "Long live Christ the King!" (For Greater Glory opens in theaters June 1.)

Blessed Memorial of Bl Miguel Pro – November 23 On November Father Miguel Pro SJ, a fun-loving young Jesuit, faced the firing squad. He refused a blindfold and asked only for time to pray. He had offered his life for the faith of Mexican.

¡Viva Cristo Rey! (Long live Christ the King) were the last words Father Pro uttered before he was executed for being a Catholic priest and serving his flock. He served a Church forced to go "underground" in Mexico, celebrated the Eucharist and ministered the other sacraments clandestinely. Pro's arrest, lack of trial, and execution gained prominence during the Cristero War. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II as a Catholic martyr in odium fidei (in hatred of the faith) in 1988.

Die Like a Pro: Cristero War. been falsely accused of bombing, Blessed Miguel Pro was arrested and shot by a firing squad. Before the order to fire was given, he spread his arms in the form of a cross. See the new movie FOR GREATER GLORY.

Blessed Miguel Pro's last hour. His last words were, "Viva Cristo Rey!" or "Long Live Christ the King!"

One of my favorite saints! - Blessed Miguel Pro's last hour. His last words were, "Viva Christo Rey!" or "Long Live Christ the King!

Blessed Martin Martinez Pascual, priest executed during the Spanish Civil War at the age of 25. When he was asked if he would like to face away from the rifles during his execution, he said no, all he wanted to do was bless those who killed him and pray that God would not hold his death against them. Then he shouted VIVA CRISTO REY!  Right before being shot, he smiled for the photographer, who took this last picture of him. In his eyes, one sees the courage and joy of a faithful priest.

Blessed Martin Martinez Pascual, priest executed during the Spanish Civil War at the age of When he was asked if he would like to face away from the rifles during his execution, he said no, all he.

† Viva Cristo Rey! FOTO DEL Cristeros - CRUSADERS del Cuore Immacolato

† Viva Cristo Rey! FOTO DEL Cristeros - CRUSADERS del Cuore Immacolato

“Long live Christ the King!” “Viva Cristo Rey!”  Blessed Miguel Pro, Martyr (1891-1927) (Last words addressed to his executioners)#mypic

“Long live Christ the King!” “Viva Cristo Rey!” Blessed Miguel Pro, Martyr (1891-1927) (Last words addressed to his executioners)#mypic

"!Viva Cristo Rey!" "Long live Christ the King!" – Bl. Miguel Pro

Miguel Pro, who died proclaiming "Viva Cristo Rey!" (Long Live Christ the King), pray for us!

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Bl. Miguel Pro, who died proclaiming "Viva Cristo Rey!" (Long Live Christ the King), pray for us!  #Catholic #saintoftheday #prayforus #pray #BlMiguelPro #Martyr #vivacristorey

Blessed Miguel Pro

Viva Cristo Rey!  Not clear if Pope Francis will make Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio a saint during next month's visit to Mexico

Mauricio Kuri, as Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez, carries the standard, a picture of Christ, for his Cristero company in "For Greater Glory".

† Viva Cristo Rey! FOTO DEL Cristeros - CRUSADERS del Cuore Immacolato

† Viva Cristo Rey! FOTO DEL Cristeros - CRUSADERS del Cuore Immacolato

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