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Romero & Grande: Companions on the Journey
An afternoon with Dr. Ana Maria Pineda, RSM

A free Mercy Center Book Event
Saturday, February 11, 2017
2:00 to 3:30 pm
Light refreshments served
All are welcome!


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On May 23, 2015, Pope Francis beatified Salvadoran martyr Archbishop Oscar Romero who was murdered while presiding at Mass in 1980. Three years before his murder, Rutilio Grande, Jesuit priest and friend of the Archbishop, had been murdered for the same offense—speaking up for the poor and vulnerable.

Until this book, the stories about these men have grown elusive and vague. Now, Salvadoran native Ana Maria Pineda once again catapults these martyrs into our collective consciences through a story that is both significantly personal and painstakingly researched during multiple trips to her homeland where she discovered surprising facts very "close to home."



Romero and Grande by Dr. Ana Maria Pineda


Dr. Ana Maria Pineda, RSM is a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, and served as director of the Hispanic Ministry Program at the Catholic theological Union.

She is a founding member of the prestigious Hispanic Theological Initiative that supports Latino doctoral theological graduate studies. She is currently Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University.

She is a native of El Salvador and related to Fr. Rutillo Grande.