Ordained in 1894, Father Julio worked his entire ministry at Mechoacanejo, Jalisco, Mexico. He visited the area ranches, going to people who would not come to the church. Great devotion to the Eucharist. When the Church was suppresed by the state, he conducted Mass on farms and baptized in mountain streams. Arrested on 26 March 1927 for the crime of priesthood. He was tied to a saddle and dragged several days to Leon where General Amaro sentenced him to death. Martyr.
- shot on 30 March 1927 at San Julian, Jalisco, Mexico<
- body thrown onto a trash heap near his parish church at Mechoacanejo, Jalisco, Mexico
My crime is to be a minister of God. I pardon you. – Saint Julio just before executed
- “Saint Julio Álvarez Mendoza“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 May 2015. Web. 14 February 2016. <>