Martyrs of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA)

On November 16, 1989 six Jesuit priests at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) were assassinated along with their housekeeper and her daughter by the Atlacatl commando unit of the Salvadoran military.

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Online Resources


Reflections

From the 30th Anniversary in 2019 (in the AJCU's Fall CONNECTIONS)


Dr. Marcus Mescher - "To Whom Do I Give My Heart? Reflecting on What the UCA Martyrs Mean for Jesuit Education Today", Part 1


Dr. Marcus Mescher - "To Whom Do I Give My Heart? Reflecting on What the UCA Martyrs Mean for Jesuit Education Today", Part 2


Dr. Gillian Ahlgren - "Reflections on UCA Martyrs and Jesuit Pedagogy"


David Inczauskis, SJ - "The Impact of the UCA Martyrs on My Vocation to the Jesuits"


Dr. Dave Johnson - "Inspired by the People of El Salvador", Part 1


Dr. Dave Johnson - "From Darkness to Light: Reflecting on What the UCA Martyrs Mean for Jesuit Education Today", Part 2


Reflections

From the 25th Anniversary in 2014 (in the AJCU's November CONNECTIONS)


Reflections

From the 20th Anniversary in 2009


By Robert Lentz OFM


Featured Resources

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The Martyrs of the University

This 28-page "virtual walk" with the 1989 Martyrs of the Universidad Centro-Americana (UCA) in San Salvador invites us to ponder the meaning of their story. With text by George Traub , SJ, it includes full-page artwork by sculptor Karen Heyl and sketches of the Martyrs by Stephen Kroeger. 

Ignatian Journal

This handsome, spiral-bound "undated" planner is perfect for faculty, staff, and students alike. Its pages include quotes, illustrations, and reflections. Use it for your daily schedule or journaling.

Jesuit Education and Ignatian Pedagogy

This colorful, double-sided desktop primer has basic facts about Jesuit Education and Ignatian Pedagogy on one side and the Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage (mission, reflection, discernment, solidarity and kinship, service rooted in justice and love and justice, cura personalis and magis) defined on the other side.

 




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