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Victoria, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Father Juan González Zarate

 
 
Father Juan González Zarate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 10, 2017
1. Father Juan González Zarate Marker
Inscription.  
A la santa memoria del
Sr. Cura Pbro. Don Juan Gonzalez Zarate,
Fundador de la Congregacion de Hermanos
de Santa Maria de Guadalupe
y San Isidro Labrador.
e insigne benefactor de esta parroquia de
San Juan Bautista
en donde tuvo especial atención a los
pobres a quienes con ardiente y
cordial amor consagro su vida
Dios lo llevo a mejor vida el dia 7
de enero de 1946 su memoria bendita
será grata y perdurable por los 17 años
que velo por esta parroquia.
1929 1946
en el XXV aniversario de su sentida muerte
sus discípulos, la familia
del extinto y todos sus feligreses le
dedican este recuerdo en testimonio de
cariño y eterna gratitud
esta placa fue develada
por el Excmo. Sr. Obispo Diocesano
Dr. D. Alfonso Toriz Cobian.
Victoria, Gto. 8 de enero de 1971

English translation:
To the holy memory of
Father Juan González Zarate,
Founder of the Congregation of the Brothers of Santa Maria de Guadalupe
and San Isidro Labrador,
and distinguished benefactor of this parish of Saint John the Baptist
where
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he gave special attention to the poor who, with ardent and cordial love, consecrate his life.
God took him to a better life on the 7th of January, 1946. His blessed memory will be grateful and enduring for the seventeen years that he dedicated to this parish.
1929 - 1946
On the 25th anniversary of his death his disciples, his family and all his parishioners dedicate this memorial in testimony of their love and eternal gratitude. This plaque was unveiled by the Honorable Diocesan Bishop
Dr. Alfonso Toriz Cobian.
Victoria, Guanajuto, January 8, 1971

 
Erected 1971.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is January 7, 1946.
 
Location. 21° 12.707′ N, 100° 12.971′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Libertad, on the right when traveling east. The marker is mounted to the front of the Catholic Church of Victoria, Guanajuato. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria GTO 37920, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miguel Hidalgo (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Mythical Environment and Time Cycles (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); The Bow and Arrow (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The human figure (approx. 2.4 kilometers
Father Juan González Zarate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 10, 2017
2. Father Juan González Zarate Marker
The marker is to the right of the entryway to the church.
away); Rock art in contact (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); A Fragile Testimony (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Imagination of Rock Art (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Rock Art in the 16th Century (approx. 2.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Father Juan González Zarate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 10, 2017
3. Father Juan González Zarate Marker
An additional Father Juan González Zarate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 10, 2017
4. An additional Father Juan González Zarate Marker
This additional marker and bust dedicated to Father Zarate are found in the small park in front of the Catholic Church of Victoria. It reads:

Sr. Cura Pbro.
Juan González Zarate
Los victorenses reconocemos con
gratitud su fecundo apostolado
de paz, cultura y progreso.
En esta que fue su parroquia
de 1929 a 1946.
Su trato fue cordial.
Fue el padre hermano
y amigo del pueblo
el duerme en nuestra memoria.
29 de Agosto 2004

English translation:
Father and Priest Juan González Zarate
The people of Victoria remember with gratefulness his priesthood of peace, culture and progress, in this, his parish from 1929 to 1946. He was always friendly. He was a brother priest and friend of the people. He sleeps in our memory.
August 29, 2004
An additional monument in front of the Catholic Church of Victoria image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 10, 2017
5. An additional monument in front of the Catholic Church of Victoria
In front of the church is a monument of a sphere on top of a short column. The column base has inscriptions on four sides, of which this is one example. The inscriptions read:

Parroquia de Sn. Juan B. Villa de Xichu Victoria junio 6 de 1901.
Jesucristo verdadero Dios y hombre vive reina e impera
Monumento erigido a Cristo Redentor nuestro al pricipio del siglo XX.
Jesus Christus verus Deus et homo vivit regnat et imperat.

English translation:
Parish of Saint John the Baptist of the Villa of Xichu, Victoria June 6, 1901.
Jesus Christ, the true God and man who lives, reigns and rules
Monument erected to Christ our Redeemer at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Jesus Christ, the true God and man who lives, reigns and rules
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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