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Blessed Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma, Revised

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The Shepherd Who Didn't Run

Blessed Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma, Revised

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"The shepherd cannot run at the first sign of danger." - Fr. Stanley Francis Rother
Fr. Stanley Rother was true to his word. He did not run. And was martyred at the age of 46.

Fr. Stanley arrived in Guatemala in 1968, and immediately identified with his parishioners' simple, farming lifestyle. He learned their languages, prepared them for the Sacraments, and cared for their needs. Fr. Stanley, or "Padre Francisco" as he was called by his beloved Tz'utujil Indians, had found his heart's calling.

After nearly a decade, the violence of the Guatemalan civil war found its way into the peaceful village. Disappearances, killings, and danger became daily occurrences, but despite this unrest Fr. Stanley remained hard at work, building a farmer's co-op, a school, a hospital, and the first Catholic radio station, used for catechesis.

In early 1981, his name was on a death list, so he returned to Oklahoma and was warned not to return. But he could not abandon his people, so he went back, and made the ultimate sacrifice for his faith.

"Pray for us that we may be a sign of the love of Christ for our people," said Fr. Stanley, "that our presence among them will fortify them to endure these sufferings in preparation for the coming of the Kingdom."

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1: Love to the Extreme Limit
July 20, 1981: The Shepherd Who Didn't Run
The Santiago Atitlan Mission: A Return to Ministry
"If It Is My Destiny That I Should Give My Life Here, Then So Be It..."
As We Get Started
Chapter 2: Son of the Red Earth State
A Long Lineage of Germans, Farmers, Catholics
Becoming Oklahomans
The Rother Family
School: A Family Competition
Stanley's Road to the Priesthood: A Vision of Mission
I Want to Be a Priest
Everything Changes: The First Seminary
Where Do You Find God?
Chapter 3: A New Beginning
Mount St. Mary's
Ordination Day: May 25, 1963
Ministry: The Early Years
The Texoma Undertaking
Stanley's First Work with Indians
An Oklahoma Mission in Guatemala
Why Me?
Chapter 4: MICATOKLA: Stanley's New Home
MICATOKLA
Fitting in at MICATOKLA
Building the Hospitalito
Building Communication
The Making of a Home
The Tz'utujil People
And Then There Was One: MICATOKLA Changes
Chapter 5: Padre Francisco
The Missionary's Work of Love
Family Bonds Across the Miles
Living a Eucharistic Life
The Gift of Humor
The Great Earthquake of 1976
Where Two or More Are Gathered
Build My Church
Watching Storms Building from a Distance
Chapter 6: He Died an Atiteco
First Signs of Danger
The Violence Reaches Lake Atitlan
Orejas, Not for Listening
An Unwanted Top 10 List
The New Normal
A Martyr of Charity
Diego Quic
A Bloodbath in Atitlan
"What Can I Do?"
Stanley Rother's Garden of Gethsemane
The Letters
Coming Home
Summertime in the Village
The Hour Has Come
This Is My Blood...
Chapter 7: The Flesh of Jesus
The Tree Cried Out and Bled, But It Did Not Die
"They Killed Stan"
Witness to the Living Christ Present in His People
A Martyr for His People
"From the Beginning of Our Priesthood"
Father Stanley Rother: Patron for All Priests
Epilogue
Notes
List of Works Consulted
Acknowledgements
Map of Guatemala

Edition Notes

Source title: The Shepherd Who Didn't Run: Blessed Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma, Revised

Classifications

Library of Congress
BX4705.R7252824S225

Contributors

Foreword
Paul S. Coakley
Introduction
Marita Rother
Epilogue
Eusebius J. Beltran

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Format
paperback
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27336432M
ISBN 10
1681924560
ISBN 13
9781681924564
Amazon ID (ASIN)
1681924560

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