Oscar Romero: Saint of Liberation – Our Newest Saint! Movie and Discussion
February 18, 6:30-8:00pm
Saint Oscar Armulfo Romero was the fourth archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke up against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture. Three weeks after being appointed archbishop, his good friend was murdered defending the rights of the poor.
When the military junta seized control of the national government in 1979, he publically criticized the United States’ backing of the junta. The night before his murder at the altar, he pleaded with men of the army not to kill their own people. “No soldier is obliged to obey an order contrary to the law of God. It is time your recover your conscience, cease the repression of your neighbors.” In the eloquent speech, he upheld the gospel and simultaneously signed his own death warrant. He was canonized a saint in October 2018.
Franciscan Sister Ann Redig will lead the discussion.