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Blood & Ink: The Jesuit Martyrs & Prophetic Work for Justice


BY CHRIS KERRJuly 22, 2014

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.   

Mt Beatitudes-B Lassalle-Klein 3-14-15-07 029Bob Lassalle-Klein, Ph.D., offers tremendous insights into the lives of the Jesuit martyrs and the reality of the prophetic church of El Salvador in his recently published book entitled, Blood and Ink: Ignacio Ellacuria, Jon Sobrino, and the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America.  Bob is a professor of theology and religious studies at Holy Names University currently on sabatical at Santa Clara University.  He joined us for this interview from his home in northern California.

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