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

Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio. [His executioners] stopped him and said,‘If you shout ‘Death to Christ t/King’ we will spare your life.’ José would only shout, "I will never give in.Viva Cristo Rey!" When they reached t/place of execution, they stabbed him numerous times with bayonets. He only shouted louder, "Viva Cristo Rey!" T/commander was so furious that he pulled out his pistol and shot him in the head...[Jose] drew in t/ground a cross with his blood and kissed it as his time…

Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio - Cristero martyr of Mexico, pray for us to have courage to fight for religious freedom!

¡Viva Cuba Libre! ¡Viva Cristo Rey! : Mártires de la iglesia en Cuba/ Martyrs of the

¡Viva Cuba Libre! ¡Viva Cristo Rey! : Mártires de la iglesia en Cuba/ Martyrs of the

¡VIVA CRISTO REY! ¡VIVA CRISTO REY! ¡VIVA CRISTO REY!

¡VIVA CRISTO REY! ¡VIVA CRISTO REY! ¡VIVA CRISTO REY!

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".

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.)

On the day of his execution, Fr. Pro forgave his executtioners, prayed, bravely…

¡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.

¡Viva Cristo Rey! ...¡y Santa María de Guadalupe!

¡Viva Cristo Rey! ...¡y Santa María de Guadalupe!

The martyrdom of Blessed Miguel Pro, priest.  Viva Cristo Rey !

¡ Viva Cristo Rey !: Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J.

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.

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!

Viva Cristo Rey

Viva Cristo Rey

The commander ordered the soldiers to bayonet Jose.  They pierced his body.   But with every stab he only shouted louder and louder: "Viva Cristo Rey!"  The commander was so enraged that he pulled out his pistol and executed the young hero on the spot.  There was no trial.  Read this inspiring story.

BLESSED JOSE SANCHEZ DEL RIO In Catholic Mexico was immersed in a violent storm of religious persecution. The President of Mexico at that time was a despot named Plutarco Calles. His hatred for the

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