In the early part of the 2oth century a profound evil gripped Mexico. Masonic, Marxist revolutionaries, nothing less than the enemies of Jesus Christ, seized control of the government and attempted to destroy the Catholic Church. They very nearly succeeded. In the midst of terror, courageous priests clandestinely made their way through the countryside dispensing the sacraments and preaching the Gospel to the Mexican faithful. Many received the crown of martyrdom; the most famous is Blessed Miguel Pro (pictured here at the moment of his death).
As these holy priests, ever in danger of their lives, fulfilled the duties of their divine vocations, an army of laymen rose up and challenged the godless Mexican government. They were the Cristeros – their battle cry was ¡Viva Cristo Rey! Their story is one of the great Catholic war stories of all time, and is one all Christians should know because the brutal persecution of the Church in Mexico warns us of a persecution that could come in the United States. Come and hear their story Saturday, September 15th at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Holiday Inn South; I-55 & Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis
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$10 per person. For more information or to order tickets, contact (314)650-2767 or (314)845-1611
Christopher Check is Director of Development at Catholic Answers. A graduate of Rice University, for nearly two decades he served as vice president of The Rockford Institute. Before that he served for seven years as a field artillery officer in the Marine Corps, attaining the grade of captain. He lectures on Church and military history and his writings have appeared in numerous publications including This Rock, New Oxford Review, The Wanderer, The Chesterton Review, and Gilbert! Magazine. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have four sons. The Checks show and breed Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, famed companions of the Stuart kings, under the kennel name Top Meadow Cavaliers, named for G.K. Chesterton’s Beaconsfield estate.