Fr. Ignacio Ellacuria
Home Up Priest + Martyr Dean Brackley, S.J.


"Today in our situation the authenticity of the people of God goes by way of poverty and justice:

they are the touchstone of the truth of the faith that is professed and of the

genuineness of life as it is lived out  "


Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría



      Native of Spain, rector of the José Simeón Cañas Central America University for over 10 years, theologian and philosopher, a gifted intellectual with a

   fierce commitment to human rights. Outspokenly critical of El Salvador's extreme right and of the military which was using repression to crush its political 

   enemies. Became a strong advocate of a negotiated solution to the war, which won him the enmity of the military and rightist political sectors that  sup-

   ported a strategy of total war. For the last 20 years of his life, was also involved in pastoral work with the poor.


   Religious Task Force on Central America and Mexico