Known as a pious child, Luis entered the seminary at Durango, Mexico at age 12. Ordained on 1 January 1894. Seminary spiritual director and parish priest at Chalchihuites, Mexico the rest of his life. Worked with Catholic Action. Started schools for poor children. Taught catechism to children and adults. Preached against violence and violent revolution. Accused of plotting anti-government uprisings. Arrested by government forces on 14 August 1926. Offered his freedom if he would recognize the legitimacy of Calle’s anti-religious government; he declined. Martyr.
- “Saint Luis Batiz Sainz“. Saints.SQPN.com. 14 May 2013. Web. 9 December 2013. <>