Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blessed Miguel Pro

Download black and white PDF of Blessed Miguel Pro.
Download his rarely worn cassock. (He wore it only a few times due to the persecution in Mexico.)
Download his "dandy" outfit. (It is a sketch of one of the many disguises he wore during his underground work.)
Download his mechanic outfit. (It's another of his disguises.)

My son's birthday is coming up, and in celebration of his name saint, I made a Paper Dali of that amazing, fun, daring and selfless priest.

This Mexican priest was known for his joy, humor and wit as he evaded capture and celebrated the sacraments and served the poor and faithful in Mexico during the anti-Catholic persecutions. Included in the collection are disguises that he wore throughout the city: the fancy gentleman’s suit, a mechanic outfit (see picture to the right) and his regular street clothes. I included the priestly cassock, although he never wore it in Mexico, for it was illegal to be a priest.

You can learn more about him in the excellent Blessed Miguel Pro" book by Ann Ball. If you do a Wiki search for him, there's a very factual article about him that makes marvelous Miguel sound boring. Ann's book is a far better read. You get a sense of how wonderfully human he was --- full of humor, life and dedication.

Have fun with history!

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