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Padre Alberto Hurtado
Birth: Jan. 22, 1901
Vina Del Mar
Valparaíso, Chile
Death: Aug. 18, 1952
Santiago Metropolitan, Chile

Roman Catholic Saint. Saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga was born Luis Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga in Viña del Mar, Chile, and popularly known as "Padre Hurtado." He was a Chilean priest of the Roman Catholic Church's Jesuit Order. With his canonization on October 23, 2005, by Pope Benedict XVI, he became Chile's second saint. He grew up poor and fatherless, as his father had died when he was only four years old. He was educated by the Jesuits in Santiago where he then developed a calling to the ministry. Best known for ministering to the Chilean poor, especially children and young adults. He was also a professor of religion and later educated future teachers in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His shelter, Hogar de Cristo (Home of Christ), took in abandoned children from poor families. Entered the labor movement in 1947, assisting Chilean workers and founding the Chilean Trade Union Association, in order to instill Christian values in the labor unions. Cause of death: pancreatic cancer, in Santiago, Chile. (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
Sanctuario Padre Hurtado
Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
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Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Nov 02, 2005
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Padre Alberto Hurtado
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Padre Alberto Hurtado
Added by: Fred Beisser
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Padre Alberto please pray for us.
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 Added: Aug. 18, 2016

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