Biography -- Margil de Jesús, Antonio, Venerable.
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Franciscan friar. Born 1657 in Valencia, Spain; died 1726 in the convent of San Francisco de México. Entered the Franciscan order in 1673; ordained to the priesthood in 1682; sent to the missions of the Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, in 1683. Instrumental in the founding of Spanish missions in Texas. From the guide to the Antonio Margil de Jesús Collection 29760675., 1698-1911, (Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin) Franciscan fria...