Father Rutilio Grande

Father Rutilio Grande

A key figure in the life of Consuela Flores in A Candle for Consuela, Father Rutilio Grande was a Jesuit priest in El Salvador dedicated to social justice and the rights of the poor. He was assassinated, aged 48. by a death squad on March 12, 1977. Pope Francis...
Why I write

Why I write

I have been asked why I write. That is a question I’ve asked myself a number of times. The answer, I guess, is that I’m not sure how not to write. I’ve amassed files of “stuff” – notebooks,  stories, poetry, scraps of papers with overheard conversations – they...