Fifty-three people, including sisters from 30 religious congregations, members of peace and justice groups, members of the United Church of Christ, the Lutheran Church, and the Episcopal Church, comprise the 32nd Anniversary Pilgrim Group. Jose Artiga, executive director of the SHARE Berkeley, CA, Office along with SHARE staff provide orientation for the group on Friday morning.
On Day Four of the pilgrimage in El Salvador, S Nancy Marie Jamroz and S Maryann Agnes Mueller were part of the group that went to the University of Central America in San Salvador where six Jesuits and their housekeeper and her daughter were brutally murdered in 1989.
The museum detailed the brutal slaying and the subsequent attestations of their martyr role in the Salvadoran struggle. The afternoon session was a dialogue on the role of the Church in the struggle and its impact on theology today with Father John Sobrino, SJ, theologian from the Central American University; Sister Pat Farrell, OSF, past president of LCWR; and S Nohemi Ortiz, minister general of the Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Sisters.
Pictured at left is a sculpture made of guns that have been destroyed. It stands in the entrance to the government building.