Bl. Leonardo Perez Larios, layman

Born 1883. Beatified after publication of 2004 Roman Martyrology.

From vatican.va:
Leonardo Pérez Larios was born on 28 November 1883 in Lagos di Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico. He never married and although he desired to become a priest, he was unable to do so because of his responsibility to care for his two sisters and maintain the family.

A deeply religious man, Leonardo belonged to a Marian group whose members made a vow of chastity and met each week for Eucharistic adoration.

Leonardo was also arrested in the home of the Alba sisters, after having participated in Holy Mass and a Holy Hour organized by Fr Solá. When soldiers entered the home and discovered Fr Solá, they mistook Leonardo for a priest because he was dressed in black and was very devout. He declared that he was not a priest, but that he was Roman Catholic.

Leonardo was taken away to be martyred in Rancho de San Joaquín on 25 April 1927, together with Fr Rangel and Fr Solá y Molist.

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