Francisco Garcés & Companions

St Francisco Garcés & Companions
(1738 -1781)

St Francisco Garces was born in Morata de Jalon, Spain. He joined the Franciscan Order and was ordained a Priest in 1763.

When the Jesuits were expelled from New Spain (Mexico) by the King of Spain, St Francisco was among the Franciscans who replaced them. There he became a true disciple of Jesus as he travelled the lands, met the many diverse cultures, set up new missions and evangelised the people. During a local civil revolt, St Francisco Garces and his fellow friars were killed. They are all martyrs of the Church.

…18th July, the day of his death…

St Francisco Garcés & Companions:
Pray for us

Glory be to the…