Parish priest in Silao, Mexico noted for his zeal as a pastor to his parishioners. During the Mexican Revolution, laws were enacted that required priests to register with the government; Jose did not register, and in 1927 went into hiding in León. In April 1927 Father Rangel went to secretly celebrate Holy Week with the Minims in San Francisco del Rincón where he administered the sacraments and visisted the sick in hospital. Discovered by authorities on 22 April 1927, Father Jose admitted to being a priest; he was arrested, interrogated, tortured, and shot. Martyr.
- 20 November 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI
- recognition celebrated by Cardinal Saraiva Martins in Guadalajara, Mexico
- “Blessed José Trinidad Rangel y Montaño“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 April 2015. Web. 4 May 2016. <>