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Bl. James "Santiago" Miller – Exclusive Restoration – Blessed and Martyr– Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

Bl. James "Santiago" Miller – Exclusive Restoration – Blessed and Martyr– Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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Blessed James "Santiago" Miller
Restored Photograph

Blessed James Miller (1944-1982), called Santiago Miller, was a teacher who lead a life of service to his students. People who knew him before he was martyred said he was, "open and sociable, likeable, completely genuine, very intelligent and also very simple." He had a deep faith and a strong commitment to the poor.

Born in Wisconsin, he entered the De La Salle Brothers, also called the Brothers of Christian Schools, as a "juniorate" in 1959, and then as a postulant in 1982 at the age of 17. It is a teaching order, and he became a high school teacher of Spanish. Three years later he was assigned to teach in Nicaragua. His presence attracted many students, and he was assigned to build 10 new schools. He stayed there for years until his superiors ordered to leave during the Nicaraguan revolution of 1979. He returned to America and taught again in an American high school. Then in 1981 he was sent to Guatemala to teach. A year later he was murdered by three hooded men.

He said of the shootings taking place around him in Nicaragua, "I never thought I could pray with such fervor when I go to bed." In a letter he wrote shortly before he died, he said, "I am personally weary of violence, but I continue to feel a strong commitment to the suffering poor of Central America. ... the Church is being persecuted because of its option for the poor. Aware of numerous dangers and difficulties, we continue working with faith and hope and trusting in God's Providence." He added, "I have been a Brother of the Christian Schools for nearly 20 years now, and commitment to my vocation grows steadily stronger in my work in Central America. I pray to God for the grace and strength to serve Him faithfully among the poor and oppressed in Guatemala. I place my life in His Providence. I place my trust in Him." One month later he was martyred.

He was declared Blessed in 2018. James was a extremely good repairman, sometimes called "Brother Fix It Up," and so his symbol is a wrench. He was very approachable and helpful in life; approach him now if you want his help. (source:

!!!IMPORTANT !!! The Image is smaller than the paper! There is a blank white margin around the paper, 1/2" for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", and 1.6" for 11x14". This border lets our pictures look good framed without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third to one-and-a-half inch of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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