Brother James “Santiago” Miller, FSC, will be beatified on December 7, 2019, in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. More details will be announced as they become available.
In November, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing that Brother James died as a martyr, an important step in his cause for beatification. The process to declare him a martyr began in 2009. On February 13, 1982, Brother James was repairing a school wall in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, when he was approached by three men, who shot and killed him.
In honor of the anticipated beatification, Lasallian Volunteers (LV), in collaboration with the Midwest District, is hosting a pilgrimage to honor the life and legacy of Brother James. Registration is open for anyone interested in joining the LVs for a one-day pilgrimage on Wednesday, May 29 from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where Brother James was born, to Polonia, Wisconsin, where Brother James is buried.