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As It Happened In 1980
News from the days following December 2, 1980 when Four American women were killed by the El Salvador National Guardsmen

"The Four Churchwomen of El Salvador", By Lewis Williams, SFO. 2005. Courtesy of Trinity Stores (www.trinitystores.com or 800-699-4482)

"I hope you come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you. Something worth living for - maybe even worth dying for, something that energizes you, enthuses you, enables you to keep moving ahead."

Ida Ford
Murdered Maryknoll Sister, One of the four "Churchwomen"

This year we will celebrate the 34th Anniversary of The Four Churchwomen at Creighton

Creighton mourns the deaths and celebrates the work and mission of the Four Churcwomen

The 30th Anniversary of the Murders of Ita Ford, Maura Clark, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan is December 2, 2010.

"Dangerous Memories...Prophetic Voices"
The 2009-2010 academic year is celebration of the lives of the martyrs in El Salvador and aroudn the world that have shaped our Jesuit and Catholic identiy and what it means to serve, accompany, reflect, pray, and lead. Read more about the events commemorating the UCA Martyrs, Oscar Romero, the Four Church Women, and many more "Prophetic Voices."

Past Events at Creighton
A listing of past events at Creighton that commemorate and celebrate life of the Four Churchwomen


Links to Learn More

"Death & Lies in El Salvador"
Story on former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Robert White. Appeared in Commonweal Magazine, Oct. 26, 2001 by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels.

PBS "Justice and the Generals"
Describes the monumental human rights trials of Salvadoran General accused of ordering the deaths of the Four Church Women.

PBS "Enemies of War"
A documentary on the War in El Salvador with a special emphsis on human rights violations and the deaths of the UCA Martyrs and Churchwomen

Remembering the Churchwomen of El Salvador
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondalet reflect on the remembrance of the Four Churchwomen killed in El Salvador

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