Saint Toribio (in Latin Thuribius) Romo González was a Mexican martyr who died in the Cristero War. He was born April 16, 1900 in Santa Ana de Guadalupe, Jalisco, and was ordained with a dispensation in 1921 in Guadalajara. He was hidden in 1927 in Tequila on the ranch of Agua Caliente ("Hot Water") saying Mass there for peasants. On the morning of February 25 he was killed by federal soldiers, led by an informer, thus offering his life for the peace of the Catholic Church.
On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized a group of 25 saints and martyrs arising from the Cristero War. The vast majority of the saints are Roman Catholic priests who were executed for carrying out their spiritual duties in distributing the Sacraments despite the attempted suppression of the Church under the anti-Catholic and anti-clerical laws of Plutarco Elías Calles. Those priests who took up arms in the persecution, however, were excluded from the canonization. The group of saints share a feast day on May 25.