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Father Rafael Villavicencio

 
 
Father Rafael Villavicencio Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 4, 2019
1. Father Rafael Villavicencio Marker
Inscription.  

El Reverendo Padre Rafael Villavicencio, de conducta ejemplar como Sacerdote de Cristo y como Patriota, cuando fue destruida Granada por el filibustero William Walker e incendiado este templo, en un acto de heroísmo, y de amor a Jesus Sacramentado, penetro entre las llamas por la nave central hasta el Altar Mayor, y rescato, con peligro de su vida, el Copon con las Divinas Formas, el 27 de noviembre de 1856

English translation:
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
 
Location. 11° 55.797′ N, 85° 57.215′ W. Marker is in Granada, Granada. Marker is at the intersection of Calle la Calzada and Avenida Guzmán, on the left when
Father Rafael Villavicencio Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 4, 2019
2. Father Rafael Villavicencio Marker
A statue of Father Villavicencio is located above the marker. He is shown holding the Blessed Cup (also known as a pyx) in allusion to his act of heroism mentioned in the marker text.
traveling west on Calle la Calzada. The area around the marker is pedestrian-only. 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.
 
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Father Rafael Villavicencio Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 4, 2019
3. Father Rafael Villavicencio Marker
The marker and statue can be seen here near the rightmost corner of the Granada Cathedral.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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