Saint Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio is a remarkable example of youthful courage and unwavering faith.
A Cristero martyr in Mexico, her faced persecution during the Cristero War for refusing to renounce his Catholic beliefs. Even in the face of torture and death, Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio remained steadfast, declaring “Viva Cristo Rey” (Long live Christ the King) as his final words.
Canonised as a saint by the Catholic Church, her serves as an inspiration for us, particularly the youth, to stand firm in our faith and remain committed to Christ’s teachings, even in challenging circumstances.
His life reflects the resilience of the Catholic spirit and the enduring power of faith in the face of adversity, motivating us to emulate his courage and dedication to Christ.
Saint Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio’s feast day is a reminder to us of the profound sacrifice made for the faith and the call to live authentically as witnesses to Christ’s love.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12