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Cañada de Caracheo in Municipality of Cortazar, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Blessed Friar Elías del Socorro Nieves

 
 
Blessed Friar Elías del Socorro Nieves Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
1. Blessed Friar Elías del Socorro Nieves Marker
Inscription.
El 10 de Noviembre del año 2007
fue inaugurado este monumento
en homenaje al
Beato Fray Elías del Socorro Nieves
Religioso de la Orden de los Augustinos (1882-1928)
que paso por esta tierra haciendo el bien y la sello con su propia sangre

Administracion Municipal 2006 2009
Patronato:
Presidente - Mtro. Herminio Martinez Ortega
Secretaria – J. Jesus Ortega Aguilar
Tesorero – Nabor Sierra Rodriguez

Vocales:
Jose Almanza Flores ∙ Salvador Vera Gutierrez ∙ Santiago Martinez Martinez ∙ Ernesto Martinez Rojas ∙ Rafael Bedolla Jaramillo ∙ Lic. Miguel Angel Villagomez Almanza ∙ Miguel Vera Vera ∙ Marina Vera ∙ Felipe Arvizu

Cañada de Caracheo, Mpio. de Cortazar, Gto.
Obra postuma del escultor guanajuatense Raul Cerritos Lucatero (1947-2007)



English translation:
On November 10, 2007 this monument was inaugurated in tribute to:

Blessed Friar Elías del Socorro Nieves
Member of the Order of the Augustinians (1882-1928)
Who spent his time in this land doing good, he sealed his works with his own blood

Names of the municipal administration
Cañada de Caracheo, Municipality of Cortazar, Guanajuato
Posthumous
An additional marker dedicated to Jesús and Dolores Sierra, lay church members killed with Nieves image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
2. An additional marker dedicated to Jesús and Dolores Sierra, lay church members killed with Nieves
This marker was placed by the nephew and wife of the Sierra brothers. It reads:

Un recuerdo para mis Tíos
Jesús Sierra Vera.
Dolores Sierra Vera.
De parte de su Sobrino y Esposa
Pablo L. Sierra y
Gila C. Sierra

work of the sculptor of Guanajuato, Raul Cerritos Lucatero (1947-2007)

 
Erected 2007 by Administración Municipal de Cortazar 2006-2009.
 
Location. 20° 22.587′ N, 100° 56.887′ W. Marker is in Cañada de Caracheo, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Cortazar. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Septiembre and Calle Miguel Hidalgo, in the median on Avenida Septiembre. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cañada de Caracheo, Guanajuato 38490, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Elías Nieves (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Former Hacienda of Santo Tomás de Huatzindeo (approx. 17.2 kilometers away); José de Jesús del Valle (approx. 17.2 kilometers away); Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Luz (approx. 19.1 kilometers away); Church and Former Convent of San Buenaventura (approx. 19.1 kilometers away); Federico Escobedo Tinoco (approx. 19.1 kilometers away); 175th Anniversary of the Beginning of Mexican Independence (approx. 19.2 kilometers away); Portal Juárez (approx. 19.2 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Blessed Friar Elías del Socorro Nieves. This monument was placed as a memorial to the 10th anniversary of the
Blessed Friar Elías del Socorro Nieves Marker and statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
3. Blessed Friar Elías del Socorro Nieves Marker and statue
This monument is near the entrance to the town of Cañada de Caracheo.
beatification of Father Elías Nieves in 2007. Mateo Elías Nieves Castillo (21 September 1882 – 10 March 1928) was a Mexican Catholic priest who was also a member of the Order of Saint Augustine (OSA). He later took the name of Elías del Socorro Nieves. During the Mexican federal government repression against the Catholic Church which resulted in the Cristero War (Guerra Cristera), he hid in the nearby caves of Cañada de Caracheo. He secretly met with parishioners at night for mass and other services. Captured by a government patrol, he and two lay church members, Jesús and Dolores Sierra, were assassinated on the side of the road towards Cortazar on March 10, 1928. Witnesses say that he was shot by the patrol's captain as he attempted to bless the members of his firing squad.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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