James Miller was a De La Salle Christian Brother from Wisconsin who, after teaching high school in Minnesota, answered the call to serve as a missionary in Central America. He taught high school in Nicaragua for twelve years before moving to Guatemala to work in a program set up by the Brothers to aide and educate young indigenous boys in Huehuetenango. The tumultuous political atmosphere in Central America during the 1980s put anybody who worked with and on behalf of the poor in danger. Like Archbishop Oscar Romero, Jesuit priest Ignacio Ellacuria, and Maryknoll Sister Maura Clarke, Brother James lost his life because he chose to stand with the poor. He was killed while patching a wall at the school on February 13, 1982. Following his death, the Regional Superior in Guatemala, Brother Paul, said the following: “Brother Santiago (James) died for what he was and for what he stood for – A Christian educator and apostle of the poor and underprivileged, a worker for justice and of social change.”
Br. James Miller…Pray for us!
St. John Baptist de la Salle…Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our hearts…Forever!