Spain, the mother of many nations, has a history filled with the pains of birth. From it very beginnings the Iberian Peninsula has seen invasions, wars, succession disputes and civil uprisings, in a territory that is mostly rough and poor. It is not surprising that this land prepared its men and women to endure and to fight. Such is the Spanish character. At the wake of the 20th century, after tumultuous recent events, Spain was engulfed in a bitter civil war which confronted the left leaning revolutionary government and the Nationalists. One of the most memorable moments in this conflict is the battle for Toledo which vividly portrayed the Spanish character, a story of resilience, patriotism, and above all of Faith. A battle for which the centuries in the land had prepared its finest to live an to die for their brothers, their country, and for God.
The picture above is one of Fr. Martin Martinez Pascual, taken just moments before he was executed in 1936. He is one of more than 1,000 martyrs from the Spanish Civil War beatified by the Church.
Presenter: Mr Joel Pinto - Rodriguez, FSSP. Mr Pinto is a resident of Guadalajara, Mexico, preparing to enter his sixth year of seminary formation and for the reception of the diaconate. He is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and studies at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. God willing, he will be ordained to the priesthood in 2021.
He will be joined by Fr. Joshua Curtis, FSSP who is the pastor of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sacramento.
As always, we thank our friends at the Monk's Cellar for welcoming us and serving up some of the best food and beer in town. The best way for you to thank them is by buying dinner at this event.
The beer is provided generously by St. Joseph Marello Parish in Granite Bay - and is free to you.
This event is open to any young adult, Caholic or not, between the ages of 18-39(ish). New faces are always welcome, so bring a friend.
If you are not a young adult, please do not join us in person. Recordings of the talks are made subsequently available on the Veritas Podcast.
With the college folk home, Summer events tend to be especially full of great people, so please come early for a good seat.
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