Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

    Do everything so that liberty is victorious over oppression, justice over injustice, love over hate. – Ignacio Ellacuría

    25 Years Later

    November 16, 2014, will mark twenty-five years since Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., Segundo Montes, S.J., Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., Joaquín López y López, S.J., Amando López, S.J. and their housekeeper Elba Ramos, and her 15 year-old daughter Celina Ramos, were murdered at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador.

    The lives and loss of these martyrs have significantly influenced the Ignatian family in the United States and throughout the world. Jesuit institutions have re-defined what it is to be universities, high schools, parishes, etc. in light of the martyrs, discerning new ways of addressing issues of social justice locally and abroad. Across the Ignatian family new ways of proceeding have developed over the course of twenty-five years. ISN itself, is a direct product of the spirit of the martyrs, forming in response to their tragic deaths at the hands of many individuals who received training at the former U.S. Army School of the Americas.

    Ignatian Solidarity Network invites you to join us in commemorating the lives and witness of the UCA martyrs throughout this 25th anniversary year. We hope this website will help you to reflect on the martyrs impact on your life, learn more about their witness, and find/share resources to commemorate the martyrs in your local institutions and communities.

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    Order Your Falling In Love In El Salvador: The Jesuit Martyrs of the UCA Poster & Prayer Cards

    Commemorate the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions with the special 25th anniversary poster. The paintings were originally created by Mary Pimmel-Freeman (Rockhurst University ’07) as a thesis project. Since then, the paintings have been displayed at the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice as a reminder of the martyrs’ witnesses.

    To Order:

    Posters are $14 (includes shipping) and will also be on sale at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice for $15.

    NOTE: Ordering posters is currently unavailable. You may order posters in person at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice or order online after 11/20.

    US Only: For an additional shipping & handling fee, posters can be shipped directly to you.
    International Orders: Please contact ISN at info@ignatiansolidarity.net to discuss international shipping options.

    Inquiries About Using the Martyrs’ Images: Mary Pimmel-Freeman reserves the ownership and rights of her paintings. If you would like to use the images in electronic or printed materials, please contact Mary directly at pimmelm@gmail.com.

    Commemorate the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions with the special 25th anniversary prayer cards.

    Front of the Prayer Card: The paintings on the front of the card were originally created by Mary Pimmel-Freeman (Rockhurst University ’07) as a thesis project (same as the poster). Since then, the paintings have been displayed at the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice as a reminder of the martyrs’ witnesses.

    Back of the Prayer Card: The back features a litany adapted from a prayer by James Martin, S.J.

    To Order:

    NOTE: Ordering prayer cards is currently unavailable.

    Prayer cards cost .05/card plus shipping and handling.

    International Orders: Please contact ISN at info@ignatiansolidarity.net to discuss international shipping options.