Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Friar Antonio de Jesus María Linaz Massanli
Antonio de Jesus Ma.
Custodio de Provincia
Prefecto de Misiones
Guardian del Convento
de la Santa Cruz de Qro.
Fundador del Primer
de Propaganda Fide
Dedicacion texto no legible 1889
Custodian of the Province
Prefect of Missions
Guardian of the Convent of the Holy Cross of Querétaro
Founder of the First Apostolic College for the Propagation of the Faith
Dedication illegible text 1889
Location. 20° 35.574′ N, 100° 22.987′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker can be reached from Calle Independencia. Touch for map. The marker is in an interior courtyard of the Convento de la Santa Cruz, just south of the main church body and reachable by the convent's visitors entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros (within Historical Events at the Temple of the Holy Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding and History of the Temple of the Holy Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Water Box Fountain of the Virgin of the Pillar (about 120 meters away); Friar Junipero Serra (about 120 meters away); The Founders of Santiago de Querétaro (about 150 meters away); End of the Siege of Querétaro (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Regarding Friar Antonio de Jesus María Linaz Massanli. Antonio Llinás de Jesús María (or Linaz) (b. Artá, Spain 1635 – d. Madrid, Spain 1693) was a Spanish Franciscan priest, missionary, teacher and founder of schools for the formation of missionaries. He was born in a small town in Mallorca in 1635, receiving his first education with the Franciscans of his native village. At the age of seventeen he entered the convent of San Francisco in Palma de Mallorca, receiving his ordination in 1659. With a desire to dedicate himself to teaching, he moved to Mexico in 1664. Between 1665 and 1667 he studied in Querétaro, and from 1667 to 1668 in Celaya. From 1668 to 1691 he was Professor of Theology in Valladolid (now Morelia). After a strange dream, he left teaching in 1679 and dedicated himself to missions. He returned to Spain and advocated for the founding of a College of Missionaries in Querétaro. Once the authorization was obtained, he returned to Mexico in 1683, with twenty-two other Franciscans, to found the College. Two years later he returned to Spain with the intention of founding schools there. Between 1689 and 1691 he carried out an amazing amount of activity as a founder of missionary colleges. He founded schools in San Miguel de Escornalbou, in Catalonia; Our Lady of the Olive, in the province of Toledo; San Roque, in Calamocha (Teruel); San Miguel de Cehegín in Murcia and the Valencian School of Holy Ghost of the Mountain. He finally traveled to the island of Sardinia, where he founded the College of Ozzier, Sassari. He then moved to Madrid with the purpose of founding a school in the vicinity of the capital. There he died on June 29, 1693. Adapted from Wikipedia
His name is also commonly spelled Llinás, although the marker uses "Linaz".
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.