Father Rafael Villavicencio
The Reverend Father Rafael Villavicencio showed exemplary conduct as a priest of Christ and as a patriot when Granada was destroyed by the filibuster William Walker and this temple burned down. In an act of heroism, and of love for the Blessed Sacrament, he penetrated between the flames by way of the central nave to the High Altar and rescuing, with danger to his life, the Blessed Cup with the Divine Forms, on November 27, 1856
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 11° 55.797′ N, 85° 57.215′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Granada 43000, Nicaragua. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. María Romero Meneses (a few steps from this marker); La Gran Francia (within shouting distance of this marker); Garibaldi in Granada (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Walker's Stables (about 90 meters away); Tribute to Nicaraguan Independence Leaders (about 120 meters away); Casa de los Leones (about 120 meters away); Rubén Darío in Granada (about 150 meters away); Carlos Ulloa A. (approx. 16.3 kilometers away in Masaya). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granada.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.