Saint Jenaro Sánchez Delgadillo
September 19, 1886-January 17, 1927
He was born in Zapopan, Jalisco (Archdiocese of Guadalajara) on September 19, 1876. He was vicar of Tamazulita, the parish of Tecolotlán, Jalisco (diocese of Autlán): his pastor praised his faithful obedience and admired his rectitude, his zeal, his eloquence in preaching, and accepted with pleasure the image of the father Jenaro when asked for a good preparation to receive the sacraments. The soldiers and some settlers while it identified some faithful with his friends, went to the fields. All were to be released while the Father Jenaro was run on a hill near Tecolotlán on a tree and prepared the gallows. Father Jenaro placed in front of the platoon, with heroic serenity proffered the following words: “Paesani, impiccheranno me, I forgive them, that my Father God forgive them and that always live Christ the King.” The executioners took the rope so hard that the head of the martyr beat violently on a branch of the tree. Shortly after he died in that same night, January 17, 1927. The hatred of the soldiers returned at dawn and continued down the corpse did, they shot shot him on the shoulder and went through almost a stab in the now inert body of the witness of Christ.
Roman Martyrology: In the city of Tocolatlán in Mexico, Saint Gennaro Sánchez Delgadillo, a priest and martyr during the Mexican persecution.
Canonized by Pope John Paul II, May 21, 2000