Miguel Tomaszek and Zbigniew Strzałkowski were murdered by Shining Path guerillas in Pariacoto, Peru, on August 9, 1991. Both of them were Conventual Franciscan friars from Poland. Miguel was 31 and Zbigniew, 33. From the day they arrived in Peru two years before, they had dedicated themselves to serving the people with both hands, the Gospel and charity, in order to restore to them the dignity of the sons and daughters of God. They loved to the point of giving their lives, following in the footsteps of Jesus, like St. Francis of Assisi and the martyr of Auschwitz, St. Maximilian Kolbe.