A year ago today, UTS students, staff, faculty, and friends were marching with thousands of people from around the world to remember Monsignor Romero and the Christ-like sacrificial love he offered to the suffering Salvadorans. On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while giving mass and his life and work are still very much a part of the culture of El Salvador, as well as to those who celebrate liberation theology as vital Christianity and who stand in solidarity with those who suffer injustice.

On Tuesday, March 22, US President Obama and El Salvador President Funes went to the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador where Romero is buried. You can read about and see pictures of the visit here. In the meantime, take a moment to read this brief biography of Romero from USCatholics.org, brows the El Salvador 2010 trip archives, and know it is possible to be Christ-like in word and action.

Viva, Romero!

31st Anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s Assassination
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2 thoughts on “31st Anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s Assassination

  • 03.24. 2011 at 11:17 am

    Thank you Nate for this post it is so great to relive this day in reading what you had to say about it. I will always remember sharing that day with you and all of our traveling companions, and I will remember it as one of the most important and inspiring days of my life! Thank you for sharing your own thoughts and the information that you shared so that we can continue the conversation learning about El Salvador!

  • 03.25. 2011 at 9:22 am

    Thanks, Nathan. It is a good memory to draw back up into today.


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