First anniversary of the martyrs of Mexico


“Keti Ibápari: Our Fathers”, by Juan Manuel Gaucher.

“On June 20, 2022, the Jesuit priests Joaquín Mora and Javier Campos died victims of violence in Mexico, in the Parish of San Francisco Xavier, in the Jesuit mission of the Sierra Tarahumara in Cerocahui, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Grateful to the Eternal Lord of all things, with the painting “Keti Ibápari: Our Fathers” - in Rarámuri language - the Jesuit Vocations Mexico team pays homage to several Jesuits who have brought the Good News to the beloved friends of Jesus.

Among the sierras and deserts of northern Mexico, in the jungles and mountains of the South, and also in the big cities, among the people of God we can find the Jesuits Joaquín Mora, Javier Campos, Eugenio Maurer, Luis Verplancken, Salvador Quintero, Miguel Agustín Pro, Ricardo Robles, Mardonio Morales, Eusebio Kino, Ignacio Morales and José Llaguno, who carried out apostolic missions of inculturation, translation of the Bible into indigenous languages, accompaniment in the struggle for human rights, defense of land and territory, creation of educational centers, formation of pastoral agents, among many other works with which they gave glory to God by walking among the poor of Mexico.

The Jesuits of Mexico are grateful for the life of our brothers who loved and served until the end of their lives, and, today, their vocation of dedication is for us a sign of hope in the building of the Kingdom of God.

Let us give thanks for so much good received.”

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