Holweck’s American Martyrology – Father Manuel Beltran


January 26. Amongst the Tanos Indians of New Mexico the memory of Father Manuel Beltran, O.P.M., Martyr. After the re-establishment of the missions in New Mexico in 1683 by Father Nicolas Lopez, Father Manuel was sent to church near a pueblo of Yumas and Tanos. He labored there a few years, but about 1689 his own Indians rose against him and most cruelly slew him. After his death, since all other missionaries had been driven away to El Paso, the once flourishing Church of New Mexico disappeared. HAMMER, p. 47.

MLA Citation

  • Father F G Holweck. “Father Manuel Beltran”. American Martyrology, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 26 January 2022. <>