Father Carlos Perez Alonso was born on October 24, 1936 in Briviesca in Burgos, Spain. He joined the Castile Province of the Society of Jesus and became an assistant pastor at the Parish of San Antonio in Guatemala as a prison and hospital chaplain in 1971. He also served as the chaplain of a secondary school, Liceo Guatemala, and as the director of Cursillos de Cristiandad. On August 2, 1981, Father Perez Alonso left a military hospital in Guatemala City after saying mass there around noon. He was kidnapped by various armed men in front of the hospital and never seen again.
Shannon Doyle is a Junior at John Carroll university from Westfield, NJ. Last semester she studied at NUI Maynooth in Ireland. She is majoring in sociology with a minor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights and is planning to complete her masters in Non-Profit Administration. She bacame interested in the Ignatian Solidarity network after attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in last fall. She has been involved in many volunteer activities in and outside of campus including volunteering each summer at Sister Pat’s Kids Camp in New York for kids with cancer and blood disorders. last summer she also volunteered with the York Street Project in Jersey City which helps young mothers complete their high school degree. At John Carroll she is also President of the Carroll Cinema Society and a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Team.