Nieves Castillo, Mateo Elías

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Nieves Castillo, Mateo Elías Gender: M
born on 21 September 1882 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Yuriria, Mexico, 20n12, 101w09
Timezone LMT m101w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°25' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°25 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

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)