Graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s seminary in Maryland. Priest in the archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Missionary to Guatemala in 1968. Murdered for his work and faith. His Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.
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 Stanley Francis Rother“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 July 2016. Web. 21 October 2016. <>