Leonardo PÃ©rez Larios was born on 28 November 1883 in Lagos di Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico. He never married and although he desired to become a priest, he was unable to do so because of his responsibility to care for his two sisters and maintain the family.
A deeply religious man, Leonardo belonged to a Marian
group whose members made a vow of chastity
and met each week for Eucharistic adoration.
Leonardo was also arrested in the home of the Alba sisters, after having participated in Holy Mass
and a Holy Hour organized by Fr SolÃ¡. When soldiers entered the home and discovered Fr SolÃ¡, they mistook Leonardo for a priest
because he was dressed in black and was very devout. He declared that he was not a priest, but that he was Roman Catholic.
Leonardo was taken away to be martyred in Rancho de San JoaquÃn on 25 April 1927, together with Fr Rangel and Fr SolÃ¡ y Molist.