Father Stanley Francis Rother

Father Stanley Francis RotherProfile

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 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

MLA Citation

  • “Father Stanley Francis Rother“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 July 2016. Web. 9 December 2016. <>