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This is an annual post. The date will be usually on the 2nd-Sunday of the Month or closest to October 13, the day of the 6th and last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.
Family Rosary Rally (outside), Sunday, Oct. 14th, at Holy Face Monastery, 2:45 pm, 1697 Rt. 3 E, Clifton (between Grove & Broad Sts.) or GPS: 110 Vincent Drive, Clifton.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, NJ State Council & Regina Mundi Council #3969 of Clifton, Public is Invited, bring your family, come & pray the Rosary & the Divine Mercy Chaplet as a public display in honor of our Blessed Mother Mary, for more info:
“Long live Christ the King and the Virgin of Guadalupe!”
This was the slogan of the “Cristero” uprising in the 1920’s against the anti-Catholic government of Mexico which had instituted and enforced laws against the Church in an absurd attempt to eradicate the Catholic faith in Mexico, even going so far as to ban all foreign clergy and the celebration of Mass in some regions.
St. Christopher Magallanes, along with 21 other priests and three lay companions, were martyred between 1915 and 1937, by shooting or hanging, throughout eight Mexican states, for their membership in the Cristero movement. Magallanes erected a seminary in Totatiche and he and his companions secretly preached and ministered to the faithful.
The last words heard spoken by Magallanes were from his cell, when he shouted, “I am innocent and I die innocent. I forgive with all my heart those responsible for my death, and I ask God that the shedding of my blood serve the peace of our divided Mexico”.
Pope John Paul II beatified the Cristero martyrs in 1992 and canonized them in 2000.