God's Man in Ixcán, Guatemala: The Revolutionary Ministry of Padre Patricio

VCU School of World Studies is hosting Professor Emeritus Virginia Garrand of University of Texas for a Bishop Sullivan Catholic Studies Lecture titled

Date: Monday, Apr 17, 2023

Start time: 4:00 p.m.

End time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Audience: All are welcome

Web conference link

Dr. Virginia Garrand speaks about Padre Patricio, a Northern Irish Catholic priest who became chaplain to the Guerrilla Army of the Poor.


Dr. Virginia Garrard is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Texas at Austin and past Director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. Her most recent monograph is Faces of God in Latin America: Emerging Forms of Vernacular Christianity (Oxford, 2020).  She is the author of Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efraín Ríos Montt, 1982-1983 (Oxford University Press, 2010); Terror en la tierra del Espiritu Santo (Guatemala: AVANCSO, 2012); Viviendo en La Nueva Jerusalem (Guatemala: Editorial Piedra Santa, 2009), and Protestantism in Guatemala: Living in the New Jerusalem (University of Texas Press, 1998). She co-authored Latin America and the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2018). She co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity (Oxford, 2020), served as co-editor on The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2016). She also edited both Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War (University of New Mexico Press, 2013) and On Earth as it is in Heaven: Religion and Society in Latin America (Scholarly Resources, 2000). She is currently researching a new book on revolutionary Catholic priests in Central America during the 1970s and 1980s and is co-editing a book of essays on Central America at its Bicentennial, to be published in 2023. 

Event contact: R. Andrew Chesnut, Ph.D., rachesnut@vcu.edu