Presente Litany on Jesuit Martyrs
Presente Litany on the Jesuit Martyrs
Provided by St. Joseph’s University
Download Presente Litany on Jesuit Martyrs
READER: On Nov. 16, 1989 ……. 8 Jesuit martyrs were asked to make the greatest sacrifice to give up their lives for Christ and the Gospel…..On December 2nd, 1980 ……. 4 American churchwomen…. also surrendered their lives for Christ and the Gospel….. all because they dared to believe in the Faith that does Justice….
…….. because they committed the heinous crime of loving the poor and believing in the dignity of the human person.
…….. because they believed in reconciliation and peace over violence.
…….. because they stood in solidarity with the poor and the oppressed.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 1 – Ignacio Ellacuria, SJ ….. (sing) “Presente”
READER: Born in the Basque country of Spain, Ellacuria, 59 when he died, had arrived in El Salvador in 1948 as a Jesuit novice. A gifted philosopher and political analyst, Ellacuria had been Rector of the University since 1979. He had been calling for a negotiated solution ever since the war began in 1981.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 2 – Segundo Montes Mozo, SJ …… “Presente”
READER: Segundo Montes Mozo, 56, was born in Spain. His majestic presence earned him the nickname Zeus. He was head of the Sociology Dept. and Human Rights Institute. People knew him as a gentle giant, who charmed, cajoled and encouraged the people of the barrio where he worked with them with great warmth.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 3 – Ignacio Martin-Baron, SJ …… “Presente”
READER: Ignacio Martin-Baro, 44, was also from Spain. He arrived in El Salvador in 1960. He was Academic Vice-President, founder and director of the University’s public polling project, head of the psychology department and a prolific writer. He is recognized as a pioneer thinker in social psychology. On weekends he would share the sacraments, play his guitar and give piles of candy to the kids at the parish in Jayuya.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 4 – Amando Lopez Quintana, SJ …… “Presente”
READER: Amando Lopez Qintana, 53, arrived from Spain in 1953 and was known as always jolly, smoking his pipe and smiling. He taught Theology at the UCA and engaged in weekend pastoral work at the parishes around San Salvador.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 5 – Juan Ramon Moreno Pardo, SJ …… “Presente”
READER: Juan Ramon Moreno Pardo, 56, was born in Spain and was known to be shy and a versatile librarian. Along with the others, with the exception of Ellacuria, he gave himself to weekend pastoral work. He also taught Theology to the students of the UCA.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 6 – Joaquin Lopez y Lopez, SJ …… “Presente”
READER: Joaquin Lopez y Lopez, 71, was the only Salvadoran Jesuit killed. He was the son of a prominent family and was the only one who did not work at the UCA, which he had helped found in 1965, but rather in the Jesuit sponsored Fe y Alegria education project for the poor, which he had also helped to start in 1969. He was affectionately known as “Lolo.”
SUNG BY CANTOR: 7– Elba Julia Ramos …… “Presente”
READER: Elba Julia Ramos, 42, was the wife of the caretaker, who lived with her husband and daughter in the caretaker’s cottage near the gate of the UCA. She asked the Jesuits if she and her daughter could take a room closer to the Jesuits’ house for security that night. Her husband stayed home to secure their cottage.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 8 – Celina Maricet Ramos …… “Presente”
READER: Celina, 15 years old, a high school student, was the daughter of Elba and her husband, the caretaker at the UCA, and shared in martyrdom with her mother and 6 Jesuit priests on November 16, 1989.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 9 – Sister Ita Ford …… “Presente”
READER: Sister Ita Ford was targeted specifically by US backed Salvadoran death squads because she stood up to them in defense of the disappeared. She told her sister: “If you could choose to enter into other people’s suffering, or to love others, you at least have to consent in some way to the possible consequences. Actually what I’ve learned here is the death is not the worst evil.. We look death in the face every day. But the cause of the death is evil. That’s what we have to wrestle and fight against.”
SUNG BY CANTOR: 10 – Sister Maura Clarke …… “Presente”
READER: Sister Maura Clarke spent seventeen years in Nicaragua working against the US backed Somoza dictatorship, before moving to El Salvador only months before her death. “If we leave the people when they suffer the Cross, how credible is our word to them?”…she wrote only weeks before her death. She continued: “The Church’s role is to accompany those who suffer the most, and to witness our hope in the Resurrection.”
SUNG BY CANTOR: 11 – Sister Dorothy Kazel …… “Presente”
READER: Sister Dorothy Kazel joined the Cleveland Mission Team in El Salvador and was assigned to work in the parish of La Libertad with Jean Donovan. Dorothy was beloved by one and all. Feisty and lively and sweet.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 12 – Jean Donovan …… “Presente”
READER: Jean grew up in upper-middle-class Westport, Connecticut, attended Mary Washington College in Virginia, spent a life changing year in Ireland, and tried to become an accountant. Instead, she joined the Cleveland Diocese and Maryknoll Lay Mission programs to serve in El Salvador. After several years, she found herself in the center of a war zone. And more often than not, she and the others spent their days picking up the murdered bodies left along the road. “People are being killed daily,” she wrote a friend in May, 1980……”everything is hitting so close now.”
SUNG BY CANTOR: 13 – Dean Brackley, S.J …… “Presente”
READER: Dean Brackley was born in upstate New York, joined the Jesuits, and taught at Fordham University in New York in the 1980’s. After graduates of the School of the Americas killed six Jesuit priests and their co-workers in El Salvador in 1989, Brackley volunteered to take the place of one of the martyred Jesuits. He joined the staff of the UCA and did pastoral work in a poor urban community in San Salvador. He invites all of us to form a new generation of international solidarity, to be people who live for others, especially the crucified majorities in countries like El Salvador – and the crucified people on the margins everywhere. He died on Oct 16 of last year from cancer.
SUNG BY CANTOR: 14 – Victims of gun violence in Camden, NJ …… “Presente”
READER: This year has been the worst year for homicides in Camden, NJ since 1995. More than 58 people in a city of 77,000 have been killed this year. Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ of Hopeworks in Camden writes:
Camden has seen an unprecedented murder rate in 2012…[it’s the] highest murder rate in the country and this is the deadliest year on record. If New York City had the same murder rate, there would be 5,654 people dead — twice that of the World Trade Center bombings…The rate of violence here is extraordinary…And yet, there is little outrage about Camden. It is rarely mentioned neither in the news nor by our political leaders at a local, state, or national level. The difference is that unlike New York, Chicago and many other big cities that face violence in the streets, the entire city of Camden is poor….As long as that continues, Camden, and America at large, are no better than the Penn State football coaches who remained silent in the face of ongoing abuse in the Nittany Lions locker room. We know and can attest to the terrible violence being done here, yet the silence perpetuates and deepens its effects. In Camden, we have been planting wooden crosses to remember each of the murder victims. While they are physical representations of the trauma, they do not tell the whole story. It extends to every person who visits them mourning for a lost one and every person who is touched by this unnecessary reality. The crosses break the silence and allow a process of healing to begin simply by acknowledging the pain that exists. It is a small first step that is intended to catalyze many more…”
We remember these and all those who have lost their lives. Amen.
Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening
in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
Other then that, great blog!
Simply wanna input that you have a very nice web site, I the style and design it actually stands out.
We stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I might check things out.
I like what I see so now i am following you. Loook forward to checking ouut your web page for a second time.
Hey I am so delighted I found your blog page, I really found you by mistake,
while I was researching on Yahoo for something else, Regardless I
am here now and would just like to say cheers for a marvelous post and a all round entertaining
blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time
to read it all at the minute but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds,
so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep
up the excellent work.
It’s awesome to go to see this site and reading the views of all friends about this piece of writing,
while I am also zealous of getting experience.
I am actually thankful to the owner of this site who has shared
this great post at at this place.
Greetings! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you
know how to make your site mobile friendly? My site looks weird
when browsing from my apple iphone. I’m trying to find a theme
or plugin that might be able to resolve this issue.
If you have any suggestions, please share. Many thanks!
Do you have any video of that? I’d love to find out more details.
The globe a game designer creates by laying out rules, and
systems that respond to those regulations– it’s distinctively entire and rational to itself.
A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment.
I think that you should publish more about this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but
generally people don’t discuss these subjects. To the next!
All the best!!
Ensino religioso: aspectos legal e curricular.
Destinado a 2018, espera afastar outras 60 franquias.
This is a consideration which might help with the prosperity of your business.
Other than being functional, they haave been found in art and interior dessign through various metal
sculptures and wall artys like a metal wall grille along with a wrought iron wal plaque.
We have the classic tape, you will find the self-adhesive backed photo corner, dry picture mounting technique, wet
mounting method and spray mounting technique.
This piece of writing offers clear idea in favor of the
new visitors of blogging, that actually how to do blogging and
That comes down to approxsimately 32 million contractions
in only one year. The condition affects between two and three per cent of the
UK population and can impact the way in whihh people think and feel about themselves,
and also the best way to handle daily life.
Mainstream medicine will continue to will not acknowledge that diet aand health supplements
cannot only assist in preventing coronary disease but,
At times, they work on scaffolds at great heights.
If widely accepted, this new Weizmann study will have a huge impact on the way
we think about health and nutrition products, and the companies that make them.
Sellijng cellular devices isn’t the only field into which
this cncept has brrought place. As clients migate to more convenient banking processes the volume oof potential targets for phishers
grows each week. It includes two or more notes such as the sound oof piano, drums, flute
aand the majority more.
Food database of over 350,000 foods with actual pictures, full nutrition information,
and food analysis.
Remediation: A mechanism should be in place to assist help desk staffers in remediating the reported problem(s).
There are middle and high schools taking classes of children to see
The Help as a field trip without providing any historical context or awareness that
the film is controversial.
Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your site by chance (stumbleupon).
I’ve saved it for later!
Definitely imagine that that you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be
on the net the simplest factor to consider of. I say to you, I definitely get irked even as people think about worries that they just don’t understand about.
You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and defined out the whole thing with
no need side effect , people could take a signal.
Will probably be again to get more. Thank you
Superb blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you
knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics talked about here?
I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get responses
from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
Thanks a lot!
It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt
donate to this brilliant blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed
to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will share this site with my Facebook group.
naturally like your website but you have to test the spelling on quite
a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I
find it very bothersome to inform the reality on the other hand I’ll certainly come back again.
It’s remarkable designed for me to have a web
site, which is useful designed for my experience. thanks admin
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about india web
This article will assist the internet users for setting
up new webpage or even a weblog from start to end.
Just want to say your article is as surprising.
The clarity in your post is simply cool and i can assume you
are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep
updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.
Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging
on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be interesting to
read through articles from other writers and practice a little something from their websites.
I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the layout of your blog?
Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the
way of content so people could connect with it better.
Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.
Maybe you could space it out better?
Our players are the most important part of our site.
Correct Answer is. pressure controller hunting.
excellent submit, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists of this
sector don’t notice this. You must continue your writing. I am sure, you’ve
a huge readers’ base already!
Good site you have here.. It’s difficult to find high-quality writing like yours these
days. I truly appreciate people like you! Take care!!
Hi there to all, the contents present at this web page are genuinely remarkable
for people knowledge, well, keep up the nice work fellows.
Correct Answer is. to control the flow to the cabin.
Correct Answer is. aligned to the aircraft structure.
The operator keeps the remaining $50,000.
So, how do video slots with this features look like?
RT ThisIsAfricaTIA: On this day, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe
passed away in Boston, Massachusetts. Achebe is one of
the greatest writers to come from the continent.
“Wisdom is like a goatskin bag; every man carries his own. Knowledge of the land is also like that.” ~ Arrow…
The higher the RTP, the better the slot game.
I know this website presents quality depending posts and other stuff, is there any
other website which presents these kinds of data in quality?