Blessed Mamerto Esquiú y Medina

Blessed Mamerto Esquiú y MedinaAlso known as

  • Mamerto de la Ascensión Esquiú



The son of Santiago Esquiú and María de las Nieves Medina. Mamerto was early called to religious life, and would wear a brown Franciscan habit as a child. When old enough, he joined the Franciscan Observant Friars Minor, making his profession on 14 July 1842. Ordained a priest on 18 October 1848. At his convent school, he taught basic subjects to small children, philosophy and theology to older ones. Known for his passionate preaching in defense of the Argentinian constitution of 1853 during a period of civil unread. Chosen bishop of Córdoba, Argentina on 27 February 1880 where he served the remaining two years of his life.







If the Pope wants it, God wants it. Blessed Mamerto upon hearing that Pope Leo XIII had chosen him to serve as a bishop

…without law there is no country, there is no true freedom, there are only passions, disorder, anarchy, dissolution, war… Blessed Mamerto

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Mamerto Esquiú y Medina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 November 2021. Web. 27 January 2022. <>