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Father Rutilio Grande's El Paisnal, El Salvador

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Imagine dying for your faith. Seems pretty far fetched, right? Well, it wasn’t such an out of the ordinary decision for Father Rutilio Grande because that is exactly how he left this world. In El Paisnal, El Salvador on July 5, 1928, a very special child was brought into this world by the name of Rutilio Grande. He was born into a poor family and was raised as the youngest child of six. Because his parents divorced at an early age, he was raised by both his older brother and grandmother. Due to the fact that his grandmother was a devoted, traditional Catholic; she passed these beliefs onto her grandson. One day, Archbishop Luis Chavez took an interest in young Rutilio and decided to invite him to their high school seminary, located in the
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