“My Country Needs to Know that God is So Beautiful” – FSSP Celebrates 500 Years of Mexican Catholicism

Posted May 17, 2018 11:27 pm by 1P5 Staff

“My Country Needs to Know that God is So Beautiful” – FSSP Celebrates 500 Years of Mexican Catholicism

The following is a guest post by Fr. Daniel Heenan, an American priest in the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) currently serving the faithful in Mexico. 

By Fr. Daniel Heenan, FSSP
On May 3rd, 1518, the feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross, a Spanish expedition sent from Cuba under the command of Juan de Grijalva landed on the coast of the island of Cozumel. Although they could not stay long on account of the hostility of the natives, Fr. Juan Díaz, a diocesan priest from Seville, was able to celebrate the first Mass in what is now the territory

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