|Father Vincent Capadonno, M.M.|
"The Grunt Priest"
Killed in Action 9-4-1967
November 29, 2011
November 18, 2011
35th anniversary of Maryknoll Martyr Father Bill Woods, M.M., Mayalán, Ixcán Guatemala, November 20, 1976
|Father Bill Woods, M.M.|
According to the Indian colonizers that participated in the cooperatives that Father Bill organized, Father Bill's aircraft was shot down by the Guatemalan military on a bright cloudless day in November, 1976. He, along with Dr. Michael Okado, lay missioner John Gauker, an American journalist, and another passenger were killed in the crash.
Father Bill Woods and lay missioner John Gauker were buried with honors in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Thousands of Indians attended their funeral. Cesar Montes recalls the sad event well and said: “We feel like orphans without the Father”.
In May 2000, the people of the Ixcan requested that Father Bill’s body be brought to Mayalan, Ixcán to rest among the Indian people he so much loved and served. Click on this link to view a video of Fr. Bill's service to the Mayan Indians of the Ixcán.
Posted by Maryknoll Vocations at Friday, November 18, 2011
November 11, 2011
November 1, 2011
|Fr. Edward Dougherty, M.M.|
The Mass celebrated the centennial of the group formally known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America. read more>>
Posted by Maryknoll Vocations at Tuesday, November 01, 2011