Ezechiele Ramin, MCCJ, MDiv ’79
Called a “Martyr of Charity” by Pope John Paul II, CTU graduate Ezechiele Ramin’s cause for beatification is open since his death. Before being ordained a priest, he participated in mission trips amongst Native American communities in South Dakota, Baja, California and Mexico. This spurred him to join the Comboni Missionaries in 1972 and he was ordained in 1980. Ezechiele was assigned to Brazil where he worked among the poor and landless in situations of poverty, injustice, and death. He fought for peaceful solutions to the conflicts among the campesinos and the landowners, being always at the side of the poorest. That commitment cost him his life; he was assassinated on July 24th, 1985, in Cacoal, Rondônia, Brazil.