Saint José María Robles Hurtado

Saint José María Robles Hurtado was born in Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico May 3, 1888. Breaking the law, Saint José held a ceremony to build a large cross in the center of Mexico in 1923, which became known as the mountain of Christ the King. The government soon began persecuting Catholics more intensely and imprisoned José for continuing his public ministry in 1927. He was sentenced to be hung. On the morning of his death, José took the noose from the soldiers saying “Don’t dirty your hands.” He then kissed the noose and placed it around his own neck. His feast day is May 21.

How can you demonstrate love to your persecutors?