Rome, Italy, Apr 2, 2012 / 15:12 pm
Lourdes Varguez Garcia is the granddaughter of one of the many Catholics who defended their faith during rampant religious persecution in Mexico from 1917-1925.
Now a nun living in Rome, she has called on Mexicans to live consistently with the gift of faith that the Cristero martyrs gave to the country.
In an interview with CNA, Sister Lourdes explained that at the time, “not celebrating Christ was unthinkable to many Mexicans.”
At the age of 18, her grandfather, Romualdo Varguez Gamboa, lived through one of the most difficult periods in the history of the Church in Mexico. The government outlawed any type of religious expression or celebration, closed all the churches and persecuted the clergy.