Stanley Rother

Father Joe Townsend, pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Broken Arrow, Okla., bows before the altar and an image of Father Stanley Rother during a Sept. 22 vespers and vigil
Catholic News Service September 23, 2017

The martyrdom of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother "fills us with sadness but also gives us joy to see the kindness, generosity and courage of a great man of faith," Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, said Sept. 23 in Oklahoma City.

Sister Marita Rother, a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, holds a picture of her brother, Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese, who will be beatified on Sept. 23 in Oklahoma City. (CNS photo/Christopher Riggs, Catholic Advance)
Sister Marita Rother really didn't get to know her brother, Father Stanley Rother, as a priest until she visited him in Guatemala in the 1970s.
A woman holds a booklet with a picture of Father Stanley Rother
Father Don McCarthy shares memories of his friend Father Stanley Rother, who was martyred in Guatemala.
María Ruiz Scaperlanda September 07, 2017
On Sept. 23, Fr. Stanley Francis Rother will become the first U.S.-born priest to be beatified.
Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese who was brutally murdered in 1981 in the Guatemalan village where he ministered to the poor, is shown baptizing a child in this undated photo. (CNS) 
Terrance Klein June 28, 2017
Before Father Rother died for his people, he had farmed with them, listened to them and spoken of God to them.
Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese who was brutally murdered in 1981 in the Guatemalan village where he ministered to the poor, is shown baptizing a child in this undated photo. The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced the North American priest will be beatified on Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. (CNS)
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has opened a website detailing the life, as well as steps toward sainthood, of Father Stanley Rother.