Luis María Martínez

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His Excellency
Luis María Martínez
Archbishop of Mexico
See Mexico City, Mexico
Installed February 20, 1937
Term ended February 9, 1956
Predecessor Pascual Díaz y Barreto
Successor Miguel Darío Miranda y Gómez
Ordination November 20, 1904
Consecration September 30, 1923
by Leopoldo Ruiz y Flores
Personal details
Birth name Luis María Martínez y Rodríguez
Born (1881-06-09)June 9, 1881
Michoacán, Mexico
Died February 9, 1956(1956-02-09) (aged 74)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

Luis María Martínez y Rodríguez (June 9, 1881 – February 9, 1956) was the Catholic archbishop of Mexico and a member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua ("Mexican Language Academy").

He was born in Molinos de Caballeros, Epitacio Huerta, Michoacán. A philosopher of the scholastic tradition, his focus on the ultimate nature of things led him to theology. He was also a writer of spiritual poetry.

While his traditional values provoked his criticisms of some aspects of Mexico's modernization, he always retained a special relationship with the people. He presided over the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the coronation of Our Lady of Guadalupe, declaring, "I am Zumárraga" in order to draw Mexicans who have "wandered" back to the church. He joined the Academy in 1953, and many of his sermons were translated into French, Italian, and German.

He died on February 9, 1956 in Mexico City.

Religious titles
Preceded by
Pascual Díaz y Barreto
Archbishop of Mexico
Succeeded by
Miguel Darío Miranda y Gómez