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Padre Alberto Hurtado

  • Birth 22 Jan 1901 Vina Del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Death 18 Aug 1952 Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
  • Burial Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
  • Memorial ID 12241734

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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 2 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12241734
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Padre Alberto Hurtado (22 Jan 1901–18 Aug 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12241734, citing Sanctuario Padre Hurtado, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile ; Maintained by Find A Grave .