Product DescriptionMany people probably have not heard about Fr. Stanley Rother. Noted author Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, who has the reputation of being one of the finest Catholic journalists, remedies that situation with her book The Shepherd Who Didn't Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma. Fr. Rother is quoted as saying "A shepherd cannot run at the first sign of danger." and he lived up to this when he went to Guatemala to do missionary work. "Padre Francisco", as the people call him, immersed himself in the culture, learning the language, preparing the people for the sacraments and ministering to the people. In spite of the violence that erupted during the Guatemalan civil war, he continued to work with his people. He did return to the U.S. for a short time when he found his name was on a death list but returned shortly thereafter to Guatemala where he was later killed.
In The Shepherd Who Didn't Run, Scaperlanda reveals the bravery of Fr. Rother who has been called "a holy priest, defender of the poor and a missionary martyr". We are told the story of a brave man who gave up his life in serving the poor people he had come to love. The book is a paperback book with 225 pages.
The Shepherd Who Didn't Run Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda Paperback 225PGS