Nieves Castillo, Mateo Elías
|born on||21 September 1882 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Yuriria, Mexico, 20n12, 101w09|
|Timezone||LMT m101w09 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||28°25' 10°25 Asc. 00°16'|
Mexican Roman Catholic priest who was also a member of the Order of Saint Augustine who assumed the name of Elias del Socorro when he became a member of the order.
Pope John Paul II beatified him on 12 October 1997 without a miracle because he was killed "in odium fidei" and therefore did not require a miracle. Instead it was proved that he was killed in hatred of the faith. A miracle is now under investigation for prospective sainthood.
At the time of the government persecution of the Roman Catholic Church he refused to submit and moved to the hillside where he served his parish during the night so as not to be caught. He was arrested and was shot to death on the side of the road on 10 March 1928, aged 45, in Cañada de Caracheo, Guanajuato, Mexico.
From Spanish Wikipedia: "Nació a las 6 de la mañana del 21 de septiembre de 1882 en la isla de San Pedro, Laguna de Yuriria, Guanajuato; hijo del campesino Ramón Nieves y su esposa Rita Castillo."
(He was born at 6 o'clock in the morning of 21 September 1882 on the island of San Pedro, Laguna de Yuriria, Guanajuato; Son of the farmer Ramón Nieves and his wife Rita Castillo).
No source given.
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic priest)