Lecture: "Saturdays with the Saints: Fr. Stanley Rother"


Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Saturdays with the Saints Fall 2013: 20th Century Martyrs

In this Year of Faith, Saturdays with the Saints features men and women who have borne witness to their faith with their lives, and in particular, martyrs of the 20th Century.

Did you know that more Christians have been martyred in the past century than in all previous centuries? Learn about their lives, and how their sacrifices have impacted and continue to have an impact on the people of God they chose to serve.

On October 19, Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo, professor of pastoral and Hispanic theology, will present “Fr. Stanley Rother, Servus Dei: A Shepherd Cannot Abandon His People.” Rev. Elizondo was a classmate of Fr. Stanley Rother.

Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City was a priest, missionary, and martyr. He was killed in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, on July 28, 1981.

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