Saint Salvador Lara Puente

Saint Salvador Lara PuenteAlso known as

  • Salvator



Seminarian at Durango, Mexico, he was forced to drop out to help support his family financially. Assisted Saint Luis Batiz in his parish work. President of Catholic Action (ACJM). Secretary of the National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty (LNDLR).

On 29 July 1929, a LNDLR meeting drew a crowd of over 500. A few days later a group of soldiers gathered up the LNDLR officers, and announced they were taking them to the state capital to explain their position. After leaving town, the soldiers stopped the cars and accused their prisoners of plotting armed revolt against the government. Salvador was offered his freedom if he would recognize the legitimacy of Calle’s anti-religious government; he declined. Martyr.






Additional Information


Viva Cristo Rey! Viva Santa Maria de Guadalupe! Saint Salvador’s dying words

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Salvador Lara Puente“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 January 2019. Web. 17 June 2021. <>