The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma

ShepherdOver the last several years we have written a number of times about the life and ministry of Archdiocese of Oklahoma City priest, Father Stanley Rother. Fr. Rother was murdered for his faith in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala in July 1981 during the civil war in that country. His cause for sainthood is at the Vatican’s Congregation for Causes of Saints. His death on July 28, 1981was recognized as a martyr’s in June 2015 by the Congregation.  The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma, by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda is the first published biography of Fr. Rother’s life and ministry. The title comes from his own words when he returned briefly to Oklahoma after his name appeared on a death list by Guatemalan insurgents. “The shepherd cannot run at the first sign of danger,” Fr. Stanley Rother said in his last Christmas letter in 1980 to Catholics in his native Oklahoma. The volume is very well researched. Available for $19.95 from Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN. 46750. Tel: (800) 348-2440.  Fax: (800) 498-6709. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.osv.com.