Santo Toribio Romo

Yesterday I went to the city of León, Mexico to visit a friend, and from there we went on a longish drive to visit the Shrine of St. Toribio Romo, one of the Mexican martyrs who gave his life for Christ during the Cristero War of the last century.

I prayed for the prayer intentions I received last week at this Shrine as well.

The Shrine, located in the state of Jalisco in the tiny village of Jalostotitlán, was just opened in the past year. The architect designed it in continuity with the architectural style of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. St. Toribio’s remains are in the gold house-shaped box that is located to the right of his statue. There is a viewing room behind that wall where the reliquary can be venerated at a much closer range.

The movie “For Greater Glory” portrays this war and the many Catholic heroes who fell in it – I am told that it is an excellent movie, though have not yet acquired a copy or had an opportunity to watch it.

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