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Remembering Salvadoran Martyrs


On November 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter, were murdered in El Salvador at the University of Central America by government soldiers.

Newman Nonviolent Peacemakers are pleased to welcome Holy Names University Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Robert Lassalle-Klein. He has published a book (July 2014), detailing the events of that tragic day. Drawing on newly available archival materials and extensive interviews, Lassalle-Klein gives special attention to the theological contributions of Ignacio Ellacuria, then-rector of the Jesuit Community at UCA and Jon Sobrino, who survived the massacre, and the emergence among the Jesuit community of a spirituality that recognized the risen Christ in what Ellacuria called “the crucified people of El Salvador.”

Hear Lassalle-Klein speak about his research and spirituality on Friday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Read more about the Salvadoran Martyrs at Creighton University’s Online Ministries.