By Donna Whitson Brett and Edward Brett. Tells the stories of seven U.S. missioners who paid the ultimate price for the poor of Central America. Two of them have been beatified by the Catholic Church: Fr. Stanley Rother and Brother James Miller, who were killed in Guatemala. Four of the missioners were killed by the military in El Salvador: Maryknoll Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel, and lay-missioner Jean Donovan. The seventh was Maryknoll Sister Carla Piette, a “martyr of charity,” who also laid down her life for her neighbors in El Salvador. Although their lives, backgrounds, and beliefs varied widely, they held a common faith and hope: to better the lives of the poor among whom they lived and worked and to challenge the unjust status quo in the countries where they ministered. Read more.