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Friday, November 13, 2009

El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs 20th Anniversary Nov 16th - events at Villanova

Thanks to Doug Norton for sharing this schedule of events at Villanova University.  For additional information:

Remembering The El Salvador Martyrs
November 16, 1989

Renewing Our Commitment To Justice In The World

The Villanova Center for Peace and Justice commemorates the 20th anniversary of the six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter who were murdered on the grounds of El Salvador's Central American University.

Schedule of Events for Monday, November 16th, at Villanova University

12:05 p.m. Memorial Mass in Corr Chapel with Fr. Kail Ellis. A memorial will
be in Corr throughout the afternoon. Stop in for quiet reflection.

12:30-4:00 p.m. Fair Trade Crafts from El Salvador in support of Women’s
Cooperative at Tierra Blanca. Please join in a letter writing campaign.

1:00 p.m. “El Salvador Human Rights Violations, 1983-1989,” a video
presentation: Center for Peace and Justice, Sullivan Grd. Floor.

1:30 p.m. “The Seeds of Liberty,” a video presentation: Center for Peace and

2:00 p.m. El Salvador Today: reflections from service break trips and other
mission trips. With Professor Joe Betz. Center for Peace and Justice.

3:00 p.m. “A Question of Conscience: The Murder of the Jesuit Priests in El
Salvador” Film Screening. Center for Peace and Justice.

5:20 p.m. Memorial Mass in Corr Chapel with Fr. Joseph Farrell