St. Jose Sanchez Del Rio

10-16-2016Fr. Michael Straley


Today, October 16th, Jose Sanchez Del Rio will be canonized by Pope Francis. St. Jose Sanchez was a 14 year old boy from Mexico. Some of you may have seen the movie. "For Greater Glory", that in part told of the martyrdom of St. Jose.

Why is this important for us today in the United States? Today, more and more, our children are being taught secularism and hedonism in our public schools, especially in our universities, and by the media. Every one of our children are daily exposed to values contrary to our Catholic faith. It is therefore critically important for all of us to hold up examples of young people who were willing to put their faith in God above everything else.