Events at Jesuit Universities to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the UCA Martyrs

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Creighton University

25th Anniversary Commemoration Mass, Dinner, and Documentary
Sunday, November 16
At 4:30 p.m. there will be a 25th Anniversary Mass at St. John’s Parish.
The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm. It is free and open to the public.
Dinner will include a showing of “A Question of Conscience: The Murder of the Jesuit Priests in El Salvador” Film.

Kenefick Film Series

October 28th- "El Salvador: Another Vietnam"
November 6th- "In The Name of The People"
November 12th- "Roses in December"
November 18th- "Enemies of War"
Each documentary will be shown in Harper Room 3029


The following lectures feature speakers related to El Salvador, the UCA Jesuit/Martyrs and other social justice topics related to the Martyrs’ legacy.
September 30: “A Life Torn Apart: War Comes to a Salvadoran Village”
One of the major fall lectures, “A Life Torn Apart: War Comes to a Salvadoran Village,” will be given by Guadalupe Montalvo. Guadalupe was a catechist in her parish during and after El Salvador’s civil war. She is currently a staff member at the Casa de Solidaridad, Santa Clara University’s study abroad program in El Salvador.

November 20: “Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration”
As the 21st Annual Mark0e-DePorres Social Justice Lecturer, Dr. Kristen Heyer, Bernard J. Hanley Professor of Theology, at Santa Clara University, presents: “Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration” in the Harper Center Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

Boston College

Visit Boston College's Center for Human Rights and International Justice website for lists of campus events, speakers and additional educational resources.

Santa Clara University

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the UCA Martyrs a panel of speakers will consider the "life struggles and challenges out of which the leadership of Rutilio Grande, Ignacio Ellacuría, and Jon Sobrino emerged, and how their examples might inform our own lives, work, and commitments to justice at Santa Clara University today."
Bannan Institutes: Leadership Born Of Struggle and Hope: Rutillo Grande, Ignacio Ellacuria, Jon Sobrino, and us November 5, 2014 | 4:00-5:15 p.m.
St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons

Verdad y La Justicia:
Witnessing Truth in the Service of Justice: The Story of the Salvadoran Martyrs
November 12, 2014
4:00–5:15 p.m. | St. Clare room

Prayer Service
November 13, 2014
4:00 p.m. | Mission Church

Sunday Liturgies
November 16, 2014 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. | Mission Church

15th Anniversary Celebration SCU—Casa de la Solidaridad
November 13, 2014
San Salvador

Commemoration Activities hosted by the UCA
November 14-16, 2014
San Salvador

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nov. 15 7 pm lecture (St. Mary's Parish) Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer (U of St. Thomas, MN)

Loyola University

Nov. 20
noon Mass (LU-Madonna Chapel) Fr. Jon Sobrino, SJ (presider)
- Fr. Dan Hartnett, SJ (homilist)

Nov. 20 6 pm lecture (LU-Mundelein Auditorium) Fr. Jon Sobrino, SJ
- Please note: Registration is recommended, please see Loyola University Website

Nov. 21 930am academic roundtable (LU-Information Commons, 4th floor)
- Fr. Dan Hartnett, SJ, Dr. Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu, (LMU)
- and Dr. Robert Lassalle-Klein (author of Blood and Ink) with respondent Fr. Jon Sobrino, SJ

Ellacuria Project
The Ellacuria Tapes
-A new on-line exhibit has been compiled by Loyola University Chicago Historian Dr. Dina Berger (Director of the Latin American Studies program) and her students and colleagues. Background: Three years before the Jesuit assassinations the university awarded Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., an honorary doctorate and his visit to the campus was extensively videotaped. The recordings were uncovered almost accidentally last year in the university archives and have now been digitized, uploaded and contextualized. Area schools and ministries are welcome to contact Dr. Berger to learn more about the project which she describes here

Xavier University

All semester, art exhibit (Gallagher Student Center, 3rd Fl) Mary Pimmel, artist
Sept. 23 7 pm lecture (Kennedy Auditorium, CLC) Fr. Fernando Cardenal, SJ
Nov. 13 7 pm candlelight procession & vigil service (XU central campus)

University of Detroit Mercy

Sept. 22 10am lecture (UDM Briggs, 205) Fr. Joe Mulligan, SJ (Nicaragua: Colegio Centro America)
Nov. 13 noon prayer service (Jesuit community rose garden)
Nov. 17 7 pm lecture ((UDM Ford Life Science Bldg) De. Robert Lassalle-Klein (author of Blood and Ink)
April 7 2015, fund raiser/dinner (UDM) Padre Melo, SJ (Honduras: Radio Progreso/E.R.I.C.)

Minneapolis/St. Paul (St Thomas More Parish)

Prayer Service for the UCA Martyrs (pdf)
Sunday, November 16th at 7 p.m.


Memorial Mass on the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs
Thursday, November 13 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart 37th and O St., N.W., Washington

University of Detroit Mercy

Thursday, Nov. 13
Prayer Service
12:40 p.m. in the Lansing-Reilly courtyard rose gardenFriday,

Nov. 14 through Monday, Nov. 17
Trip to Washington D.C. for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Sunday, Nov. 16 Commemoration at Student Mass
9 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Chapel, Commerce & Finance Building

Wednesday, Nov. 19 Bob Lassalle-Klein presentation (sponsored by the UDM Catholic Studies Program)
7 p.m. in the Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113

April 2015
Dean Brackley, S.J., scholarship fundraiser dinner

Wheeling Jesuit University

A panel discussion, “What Would You Die For? Perspectives on the Significance of Martyrdom,” will look at the meaning and implications of martyrdom. The panel, which will feature five members of the WJU community, is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 in the recital hall of the Mount de Chantal Conservatory of Music inside the Center for Educational Technologies (CET) building.

Sunday, Nov. 23, Rev. William Rickle, S.J., senior vice president for Mission & Ministry, will share his reflections on the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits and their companions at the University of Central America in El Salvador. His presentation "Killed for Promoting Justice" is open to the public. His presentation will begin at 4 p.m. in the Hawk Auditorium in Acker Science Center.

The 9:15 p.m. Mass in the Chapel of Mary and Joseph on Wed., Nov. 12, will be offered for the University of Central America martyrs and also for the three nuns and lay volunteer killed in 1980 in El Salvador.

Thursday, Nov. 13, Fr. Steltenkamp, will introduce the film “The Mission.” The special screening of the Academy Award-winning film is set for 6:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Mount de Chantal Music Conservatory.

Spring Hill College

Dr. Thomas M. Kelly, professor of systematic theology at Creighton University, will present “Remembering the Jesuit Martyrs: A Faith that Does Justice” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 in the LeBlanc Ballroom of the Spring Hill College student center.

LeMoyne College

"Education as Subversion: The Inspiration of Martyred Jesuit Educators," a lecture by Dr. Bruce Erickson, associate professor of history on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Reilley Room.

"Internship of a Lifetime: Rights-Based Approach to Development in El Salvador," on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m in the Reilley Room

A Mass Remembering Heroes and Martyrs, on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel.

"The Witness" by Ernest Ferlita, S.J. on Monday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. This play is a dramatization of real events that occurred during the Salvadoran civil war, centering on the murders.

John Carrol University

“The Restored Society of Jesus, Fact and Fable” by Fr. Lawrence Ober, S.J., Department of History, St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH. Thursday September 24, 2014, 7:30 pm at DJ Lombardo Student Center/LSC Conference Room

“Diverse But Catholic-Immigration and Roman Catholicism in Cleveland” lecture by Dr. John J. Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History at Case Western Reserve University Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:30 pm at DJ Lombardo Student Center/LSC Conference Room

“The Transformation of Catholic Social Welfare in Cleveland: A Case Study of Orphanages” lecture by Dr. Marian Morton, Professor Emeritus, John Carroll University Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30 pm at DJ Lombardo Student Center/LSC Conference Room

“Educating Cleveland’s Catholic Women 1940-Present” lecture by Dr. Brenda Wirkus, Professor of Philosophy and Director of John Carroll University Humanities Thursday March 12, 2015, 7:30 pm at DJ Lombardo Student Center/Jardine Room

“Cleveland Catholic Church Architecture and Art” lecture by Tim Barrett, Architectural Historian Thursday April 9, 2015, 7:30 pm at DJ Lombardo Student Center/LSC Conference Room

Scranton University

Tuesday, November 18
12:00 p.m., Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center "Liberation Theology and the UCA MartyrsPresented by Will Cohen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Theology/Religious Studies

Wednesday, November 19
6:00 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall "Brief talk by Oscar Torres, writer and producer of the movie "Innocent Voices," followed by a viewing of the movie."

Thursday, November 20
11:30 a.m., McIhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Cente rMass and Lunch 6:00 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall Student/Alumni Panel

Friday, November 21
12:00 p.m., Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center, faculty panel: “What the Martyrs Mean for Us Today”

Sunday, November 23
Martyrs Commemoration Service Project for Faculty, Staff and Students: Feeding Families in Our Community Two shifts: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m Valley View Terrace Housing Development











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