Oscar Romero…¡Presente! Reflections on a Pastor, Prophet, and Martyr

“If God accepts the sacrifice of my life, may my blood be a seed of freedom and a sign that hope will soon become a reality. A bishop will die, but the Church of God, which is the people, will never perish. I do not believe in death without resurrection. If they kill me I will rise again in the people of El Salvador.” -Oscar Romero

March 24 marks the 33rd anniversary of the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero, a bishop transformed by the suffering of his people from poverty and war. He was a witness to many human rights violations, and despite his history of being a conservative bishop, he became a symbol of social justice and faith for the Salvadoran people. His sermons on living in love, his commitment to liberation theology, and his nonviolent stance ultimately cost him his life. Join Emily Howard and Sara Hanel in commemorating and reflecting on Romero’s humble example, transformed conscience, death, and spirit that permeates the hearts of Salvadorans and the marginalized all over the world over 30 years later.

Sunday 24 March
Potluck begins at 6:00 p.m.
Sharing begins at 6:45
Sophia House
4547 Gibson Avenue
Forest Park Southeast



  1. From your site, as we approach March 24th, I thought you might enjoy seeing a music video that we just produced on Oscar Romero.  It is part of a new CD release. The singer is a deacon, Michael Glen Bell, and the film maker is Owen Thomas. The Project is the subject of a wonderful article in Canada’s Catholic Register http://www.catholicregister.org/arts/movie-news/item/15749-video-brings-awful-memories-flooding-back

    Go to TheMartyrsProject.com to view the video. Feel free to use it on your site, review the album or video, or blog about The Project.  If you do, let us know so we can put a link on ours. If you are interested in a story on The Project, please get back to us. We are located in Indianapolis. You can follow us on Twitter @martyrsproject.

    1. Duane, I have shared the link with some university students who studied in El Salvador, and they are helping to spread the word of this remarkable song/tribute.

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