This sad event took place at ten thirty-eight in the morning of November 23, 1927.The victim was born thirty-six years before to Josefa and Miguel Pro on January 13, 1891, in the town of Guadalupe, Mexico. The two eldest, Maria de la Concepcion and Maria de la Luz, became Sisters of the Good Shepherd.” Five uplifted rifles, a sharp explosion, silently ascending white smoke puffs, and the beloved Father Jose Ramon Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez, S.J., idol of the Mexican people, fell dead riddled with bullets.
The first separatist movement was organized by a parish priest named Hidalgo y Costillo in 1810.
His efforts were revived by another priest named Morelos, who, likewise, was snagged by the Spanish forces and put to death in 1815.
But soon afterwards the royalist general, Iturbide, renounced his allegiance to Spain, due to the liberal and Pro-Masonic turn of events in his mother country, and joined his forces with those of the separatist leader Guerrero.
Without a trace of fear or hesitancy, he walked to the wall, and tranquilly faced the firing squad.
He stretched forth his hands in the form of a cross, refused a blindfold, and cried out: “With all my heart I forgive my enemies.” Then, just before the order to fire was given, he quietly uttered the glorious ejaculation of the Mexican martyrs: “Long live Christ the King!