Graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s seminary in Maryland. Priest in the archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A pipe smoker. Missionary to Guatemala in 1968. Murdered for his work and faith.
A shepherd cannot run away. – Father Stanley
He gave himself fully to his people. He remained with them courageously in a time of darkness. When a wolf threatens a flock, the shepherd remains. He laid down his life for his people long before they came to kill him. – Bishop Anthony Taylor, Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas
Father Rother laid down his life for Christ and for the people of his parish in Guatemala, whom he dearly loved. – Archbishop Paul Coakley, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- “Blessed Stanley Francis Rother“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 March 2017. Web. 28 March 2017. <>