The first martyr of the Cristero War.
After refusing to take down the Viva Cristo Rey! and Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe! signs posted in his grocery storefront, 66-year-old Jose Garcia Farfan was arrested.
The next morning, July 29, 1926, he faced the firing squad.
“Now let us see how Catholics die!” mocked General Juan Guadalupe Amaya.
“Like this! Viva Cristo Rey!” Farfan responded, clutching his rosary to his heart as guns fired the fatal shots.