"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Blessed Oscar Romero

(Vatican Radio) March 24th marks the Church’s day of prayer for missionary martyrs, in memory of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero who was murdered while celebrating Mass on that day in 1980.
During Romero’s beatification in San Salvador last May, March 24th was also recognized as his feast day, yet this year the date marks Holy Thursday and will therefore not be celebrated as an official saints day. - Read more here.

I always believed he was a saint.  Sadly many of his enemies tried to convince people he was an enemy of the Church, spreading fears and suspicions and tainting his reputation as well as the reputations of others, including missionaries to the region who were also martyred.

In thanksgiving for the martyrs.

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