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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez

 
 
Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2017
1. Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez Marker
Inscription.  
In Memoriam
del siervo de Dios Br. D. Luis Neri de Alfaro
y Velazquez
Pbro. de esta venerable congregación
del Oratorio de San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
y fundador del Santuario y la Casa de Ejercicios
de Atotonilco, Gto.
Luis fue un iris de paz, una nube bienhechora que esparce su
abundancia sobre las tierras mas fertiles, fue un suave
perfume que, durante el verano, exhalo, hasta muy lejos su
olor, y se evaporo, y extinguio a fuerza de comunicarse.
a los 300 años de su nacimiento
25 de agosto de 2009
- Padres del Oratorio -

English translation:
To the Memory
of the Servant of God Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez,
priest of this venerable congregation of the Oratory of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and founder of the Sanctuary and the House of Spiritual Exercises of Atotonilco, Guanajuato.
Luis was an iris of peace, a beneficent cloud that spreads his abundance on the most fertile lands, he was a soft perfume that, during the summer, was exhaled, extended so far and then evaporated and was extinguished through
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the force of communication.
On the 300 years since his birth
August 25, 2009
- Fathers of the Oratory -

 
Erected 2009 by Padres del Oratorio de San Miguel de Allende.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionColonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is August 25, 2009.
 
Location. 20° 54.979′ N, 100° 44.548′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Insurgentes just east of Callejón de Loreto, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende GTO 37700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doctor Juan Antonio Pérez de Espinosa (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to the Battle of Puebla (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri (within shouting distance of this marker); Tellez Delgado Gas Pump (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The First Spanish Prisoners (about 120 meters away); General Mariano Escobedo (about 150 meters away); The Remains of the Insurgents (about 150 meters away); House of Pedro Vargas (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
 
Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2017
2. Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez Marker
The marker is at the base of a column topped by a bust of Father Neri. The Oratory is in the background to the east.
Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez monument bust image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2017
3. Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez monument bust
Burial niche of Luis Neri de Alfaro image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 10, 2018
4. Burial niche of Luis Neri de Alfaro
Luis Neri de Alfaro is interred in this wall to the right of the altar at the Sanctuary of Jesus the Nazarene in the nearby town of Atotonilco, Guanajuato, to which he dedicated a large portion of his life to building. The inscription reads "Exultabunt in Domino ossa humiliata", or roughly, “Our Lord shall rejoice in these humble bones.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   4. submitted on February 14, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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