Marian Saints: Blessed Miguel Pro

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queen-motherA master of disguise, Blessed Miguel Pro went to great lengths to continue his priestly ministry under the rule of a fiercely anti-Catholic Mexican government.  He was able to minister the sacraments by disguising himself as a beggar, businessman and police officer and adopting the alias ‘Cocol’. In God’s time he was martyred by firing squad at the age of 36, the last words on his lips: “long live Christ the King!”.

In this episode of Our Queen, Our Mother, Paul reflects on the life of this inspiring man, and his love for Our Lady.

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About Author

Paul Elarde is passionate about responding to Blessed John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelisation. He has presented faith talks to young adult groups and parishes around Sydney for the past nine years and led groups on pilgrimage to many Marian Shrines in Europe. Paul has worked for the Sydney Archdiocese as coordinator for the pastoral aspects of the visit of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s incorrupt body for WYD08, and on the leadership team for the Sydney Archdiocesan Youth Leaders Formation Courses. He has studied theology and is a graduate from The University of Notre Dame in Sydney.

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