Blessed José Luis Sánchez del Río
Cristero Boy Martyr

Cornelia R. Ferreira, M.Sc.

Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio: Cristero Boy Martyr, by Cornelia R. Ferreira, M.Sc.

Order this book

Description of Contents

"Viva Cristo Rey!"

This inspiring books offers a moving portrayal of the virtuous life of a young Mexican boy who lived in the early twentieth century, and who was martyred for defending the Faith against the Masonic Mexican government.

The persecution was so violent that Pope Pius XI wrote an encyclical condemning it. The placing of churches under State administration led to the supension by the episcopate of public worship and sacraments.

The peasants, forming a militant group called the Cristeros, fought a Crusade to rescue the Faith and the land from the Freemasonic forces. Many Cristeros were martyred in public by the government, and their bodies strung up on trees or telegraph poles to intimidate the Catholics.

José Luis grew up in this atmosphere. His was a pious Catholic family from a small town, and the young boy was known for his virtuous life, and especially for his great love of the Blessed Eucharist.

At the age of fourteen, inspired by the martrydom of a popular Cristero hero, José realized he had to help out in the Crusade. With his parents' permission, he joined a Cristero group. A few months later, he was taken captive and tortured, but he refused to renounce the Faith.

The moving description of his last days and his holy death will bring tears to your eyes.

The Catholic piety that permeates this book, as well as the archival photographs of Cristeros kneeling at clandestine Masses in fields, or lying in rows of martyred bodies, make it highly inspirational for young people and, indeed, for people of all ages.

A proven hit with youth groups!
A great gift for First Holy Communions, Confirmations and other occasions.

$3.75, plus shipping & handling

Return to top of page


Order NOW online with credit card!
Just click on the button below:

 All major credit cards can be used through PayPal


To order via regular mail in North America, please pre-pay $8.25 for one book (including shipping and handling). Send your cheque, cash or money order to:

Canisius Books
91 Dowswell Drive
Scarborough, ON
Canada M1B 1H5

For enquiries about shipping costs for orders totalling $100 or more or for international orders; and for other enquiries, please contact us by

Return to top of page
Canisius Books Home Page


Copyright © 2008-2010 Canisius Books. All rights reserved.