"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J.

A painting did a long time ago.
I think I should do a new one.

A martyr for our times.

At the time of the killing of Pro, Mexico was under rule of the fiercely anti-clerical and anti-Catholic President Plutarco Elías Calles who had begun what writer Graham Greene called the "fiercest persecution of religion anywhere since the reign of Elizabeth." - Source

Today, November 23 is his feast day. It seems to me he needs to be better known - he should have a larger cult in the United States.


God our Father, 
you gave your servant Michael Augustine 
the grace to seek ardently your greater glory 
and the salvation of your people. 
Grant that, through his intercession 
and following his example, 
we may serve you and glorify you 
by performing our daily duties with fidelity and joy 
and effectively helping our neighbor. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever. Amen


  1. "Viva Cristo Rey!" moments before he was executed by a firing squad.

    Padre Pro, ruega por Mexico y por el mundo entero.

    1. Happy feast day Yaya!

    2. Gracias, Terry! Same to you!

  2. I really like this painting Terry....has a numinous light about it,

  3. He has quite a following in Houston, Texas, perhaps owing to the large population of immigrants from Mexico who make their home here. .there is even a shrine here. .http://puffin.creighton.edu/jesuit/pro/provision_shrine.html

  4. Is that what you've been doing since you abandoned us, painting?


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