The Last Cristero

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The Virgin Mary is our protector and defender when there is to fear

She will vanquish all demons at the cry of “Long live Christ the King!”

Soldiers of Christ: Let’s follow the flag, for the cross points to the army of God!

Let’s follow the flag at the cry of “Long live Christ the King!”

English translation of the battle hymn of the Cristeros

 

 

 

The last member of that gallant band who took up arms to defend Catholics 90 years ago has passed away.  From the blog Call me Jorge:

 

Juan Daniel Macias Villegas died on 18 February 2016 at the age of 103 years in his native town of San Julián, Jalisco, Mexico.  He began fighting with the ‘Cristeros’ at the age of 13 years.  Don Macias was the last living soldier of the Cristero War. 

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let the perpetual light shine upon him.
And may his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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9 Comments

  1. Juan Daniel is a saint and a faithful son of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
    I went to the theater three times to watch this movie and to financially
    support it. I also purchased a Blu-ray copy for my home theater.

  2. Perhaps we are under circumstances in our country, where we may have to defend our “Christ The King” and our right to believe soon now. As we saw in Mexico, Satan is relentless, and Politicians WILL take away our freedom.

  3. Douglas A. Saballos.

    Not perhaps, rather we are in jeopardy of our Religious Freedoms. In 2012 the movie For The Greater Glory opened up in select theatres and it wasn’t by coincidence. The HHS mandate was the weapon wielded by Obama’s Administration to coerce all business owners into supplying insurance products that destroy human life at its earliest beginnings; abortifacients ie. Morning after pill, plan b, RU-486. Obama gave a very slim exclusion to exceptions, mainly Church employee status, however rulings in favor of Freedom of Conscience have come about; Hobby Lobby case for example, but it’s an uphill fight.

    To have the government defining our religion is one small step to having our religion gutted.
    For The Greater Glory was a timely reminder of what can transpire when good men remain silent or asleep as tyranny slithers in on its belly.

  4. When I learned of the Cristeros and the oppression of Christians in Mexico by thuggish, anti-Catholic governments I was dismayed that I had never heard of it in all my years in Catholic school and CCD.

    This history should definitely be taught to US Catholic children. That it’s not another example of our bishops doing less than their full duty.

  5. I own the movie, “For Greater Glory” and believe that we are all being “readied” to defend our faith come what may. Our hope lies in Christ & He is our hope. Even if we lose our lives it does not matter because in essence we truly gain it. But for those who wish to persecute us it will not go well with them. The truth of God can never be “silenced” it lives on even after death. I share this movie & evangelize others to the love of Christ. Que Viva Christo Rey Para toda la vida! Amen.

  6. Mrs. Edna Ruiz-Manrique.

    Agreed 100% to everything you said.

    When Hillary Clinton told a group of women that Religions “must” change their views on the abortion debate, one must take her seriously! If she gets in as President you can count on her working to achieve that goal by any means possible.

    God bless you and keep you.

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