Fr JosÃ© Trinidad Rangel MontaÅ„o was born on 4 June 1887 in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico. As a priest, he was known for his humility, simplicity and zeal
for the salvation
In 1927, Fr Rangel was obliged to leave his parish
church at Silao due to the fact that he had not enrolled as a priest
in the government register for priests; he went to LeÃ³n, where he sought refuge in the home of Josefina and Jovita Alba and where he met Fr AndrÃ©s SolÃ¡ y Molist, a Claretian missionary who was also in hiding since 1926.
In April 1927, Fr Rangel's brother AgustÃn encouraged him to seek refuge in the United States; instead, Fr Rangel accepted the invitation of the ecclesiastical superior
of the Diocese
to secretly celebrate Holy Week
with the Minims in San Francisco
del RincÃ³n. Here he administered the sacraments, especially to those sick in the hospital.
On 22 April Fr Rangel was discovered and arrested. He never denied the fact that he was a priest, and after interrogation and torture, he was shot on 25 April 1927 in Rancho de San JoaquÃn, together with Fr AndrÃ©s SolÃ¡ y Molist and Mr Leonardo PÃ©rez Larios.
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