Oscar Romero 33rd Anniversary 2013

Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the assassination and martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. 
I hope and pray he will soon be recognised as a Saint

Oscar Romero 1917-1980

Click here for my 2012 post on his anniversary.

 Archbishop Romero's Tomb 

“Easter is itself the cry of victory. 

No one can quench that life that Christ has resurrected. 

Neither death nor all the banners of death and hatred raised against him and against his church can prevail. 

He is the victorious one! Just as he will thrive in an unending Easter, so we must accompany him in a Lent and a Holy Week of cross , sacrifice and martyrdom. 

Blessed are they who are not scandalized by his cross. Those who have Christian faith and hope know that behind this Calvary lies our Easter, our resurrection. 

That is our hope.” 
~Archbishop Oscar Romero

ROMERO" is the first single from The Project's special event album, "Martyrs Prayers." All lyrics contained in this song are the transcribed prayers of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980). Romero was murdered in 1980 while celebrating mass in a small hospital chapel in San Salvador.

To purchase deluxe edition CD, obtain more information about the album, and learn more about Romero, please visit http://www.themartyrsproject.com.

and this article here

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 Oscar Romero's martyrs vestments

From Thinking Faith; The Online Journal Of The British Jesuits: 
"Telling Romero's Story." 

"For the anniversary of Oscar Romero’s death on 24 March, Jan Graffius writes movingly about the preservation of his possessions and those of the El Salvador Jesuit martyrs.
‘Under magnification [of Oscar Romero’s black woollen trousers] it became clear that [there] were salt crystals – the residue of a sudden and profuse sweat...Whether or not he had time consciously to realise that death was imminent, his body reacted and sweated heavily. One cannot but think of the Garden of Gethsemane."

                    This is the text from his homily the day before his martyrdom:

“Brothers, you came from our own people. You are killing your own brothers.

 Any human order to kill must be subordinate to the law of God, which says, ‘Thou shalt not kill’.
 No soldier is obliged to obey an order contrary to the law of God. 
No one has to obey an immoral law. 
It is high time you obeyed your consciences rather than sinful orders. 
The church cannot remain silent before such an abomination...
In the name of God, in the name of this suffering people whose cry rises to heaven more loudly each day, I implore you, I beg you, I order you: stop the repression.”

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