On March 20th, Br. James Miller’s cause for beatification was approved unanimously by the 9 theologian consultants. Br. James will be the first De La Salle Christian Brothers from the United States to be beatified. The cause of beautification was undertaken by the Diocese of Huehuetenango, Guatemala in 2009 and received the Decree of Validity in Rome in 2010 when Brother James was designated a Servant of God and a martyr for the faith. As a martyr, Br. James must have one miracle posthumously attributed to him to reach the next level toward official sainthood, which is canonization.
In the afternoon of February 13, 1982, at the age of 37, in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Brother James (Santiago) Miller was shot several times by three men and he died instantly. Attempts to identify the assassins were unsuccessful. After funeral rites in Guatemala and in Saint Paul, Minnesota, he was buried in the parish cemetery in Polonia, Wisconsin.
- About Brother James Miller, FSC
- Prayer Resources
- Videos (Redirects to YouTube)
- Orderable Resources
- DVD/CD on Brother James Miller produced by the Midwest District– CD includes lesson plans, prayer services, photos, and more
- Brother James Miller Icon Poster (22″ x 17″) Please contact the Midwest District Office at (630) 323-3725 to place an order.