Bro. Miguel Angel Quiroga, S. M. (1972-1998), lost his life on Sept. 18, 1998, helping the poor in Columbia, South America. He and several others were traveling by river to visit a parish in a remote, rural area. An armed paramilitary group boarded the boat by force and began harassing the travelers. When Bro. Miguel stood up to the group, he was shot immediately and died in the arms of a fellow Marianist brother. Targeted for his defense of the poor, Bro. Miguel was murdered on the feast of the Marianist Martyrs of Spain.
As a Catholic, Marianist high school, we need to strive to respect and celebrate the diverse ways God has given us to express His love and His way. As the House System looks to reach out to our students who have many different gifts and talents, Miquel Angel Quiroga represents an example of the diversity that we serve in our students. Miquel Quiroga can serve as a modern-day hero for our Men of Moeller. In a time when heroes are more and more difficult to find, Miquel Quiroga is a shining example of a way we all strive to serve God and His Mother Mary.