BY ISN STAFF | December 3, 2014
CHICAGO, IL – Loyola University Chicago recognized Fr. Jon Sobrino, S.J., with an honorary degree during award ceremony that preceded a lecture by Fr. Sobrino at Loyola on November 20, 2014. Sobrino, a world-renowned theologian, most notably for his writing on liberation theology, was one of just a few Jesuits who avoided death in 1989. In the early morning of November 16th of that year six Jesuits and two laywomen were violently murdered at the Jesuit’s University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. Sobrino, who lived at the residence was in Thailand at the time. Since the Jesuit’s deaths’ Fr. Sobrino has continued his academic writing and speaking on liberation theology, the reality of El Salvador, and the legacy of the Jesuit martyrs and their companions.
Sobrino’s lecture and honorary degree were part of a range events honoring the six Jesuits and two laywomen, that included a community liturgy as well as other lectures. This fall Loyola University Chicago also released an archive of video tapes from Fr. Ignacio Ellacuria S.J.’s visit to Loyola to speak and receive an honorary degree in 1986.
VIDEO OF FR. SOBRINO’S TALK ON NOVEMBER 20, 2014 AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO:
[Sources for this story included Loyola University Chicago]